9-11 remembrance ceremony and 5k run/walk to honor local first responder

Posted at 3:49 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 15:49:00-04

The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund is hosting its seventh annual Run to Remember 5k run/walk on September 9th in Lansing’s Old Town. The event will include a brief remembrance ceremony with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. to mark the time that the first plane struck the Twin Towers. The 5k run/walk will start at 9:11 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Fund’s programming. This includes recognizing area first responders for their dedication to our state by sending them to New York City to represent Michigan in the National Tunnel to Towers 5k Run & Walk on September 24th. Lansing Township Police Department’s Brett Ramsden was selected by the Fund’s nomination committee based on his daily service to the people of Michigan and their communities. Ramsden, of Ovid, has been a police officer with the department for almost ten years and a medical examiner investigator for six. Brett also serves as a Firefighter at the Mason Fire Department and background investigator at Ingham County 9-1-1. Michigan Representative Tom Cochran will be at the Lansing 5k to introduce and recognize Ramsden.

“We are excited and proud to be sending Brett to New York to represent Michigan,” said Lauren Branneman, Executive Director of the Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund. “We encourage everyone to join us in Lansing’s Old Town on September 9th to send him off with our support.”

As part of its mission to ensure that future generations remember September 11, 2001 as a day of loss and tragedy, and also as a day of heroism and sacrifice, the Fund hosts an annual scholarship program. The scholarship requires high school juniors and seniors to research, write, and submit an essay on the September 11, 2001 events, its causes, aftermaths, and resulting wars and world events. Visit for more information on this year’s scholarship opportunity.

The public is invited to attend the family (and pet) friendly remembrance ceremony and 5k run/walk. Registration is available at HYPERLINK