Boy Scouts salute in memory of 9/11

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Photo Gallery: PHOTOS: West Michigan Remembers 9/11
Ford Museum - 9/11/13

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Today, Americans are commemorating the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks with memorial ceremonies across the country.

September 11th is now called Patriot Day, to remember the nearly 3,000 people killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field.

In West Michigan, the Gerald R. Ford Museum will host an event from sun up to sun down to remember the victims.

Boy Scouts from the President Ford Council will be saluting the flag outside the Museum, and remembering the events of September 11, 2001 all day. Firefighters helped raise the flag shortly before 7 am.

At 8:46 am, the time the first plane hit the first tower; there will be a moment of silence.

At noon, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell will join a Remembrance Program to honor members of police and fire departments, EMS and the military.

At 7:45 pm a representative of the Navy as well as Zach Hope, performer Bob Hope's grandson, will speak before the final salute before the flag is raised to full staff.

This is the 12th year for the scout salute by the Boy Scouts.

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