Local first responders join Kowall during House ceremony honoring 911 anniversary

first_img11Sep Local first responders join Kowall during House ceremony honoring 9/11 anniversary The Michigan House of Representatives today commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by honoring the four first responders from Michigan who lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year. This marks the fourth year the House has conducted the memorial ceremony.As a part of the ceremony, state Rep. Eileen Kowall was joined by Chief Adam Kline of the White Lake Township Police Department and Chief John Lyman of the Waterford Regional Fire Department.“This ceremony is an important reminder of the hard work and sacrifice our military service members and first responders make each day to keep us safe,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “I am honored that Chief Kline and Chief Lyman were able to join me today as we honored those who paid the ultimate price to protect our communities and our country.”Lawmakers also paid tribute to Department of Corrections Deputy Corrections Keeper George Haight, whose name was recently inscribed in the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall after giving his life in the line of duty at Jackson Prison in 1893.The event featured the ringing of a fire bell following the reading of the names of each first responder who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2013. Special music was provided by a fire department bagpiper and “Taps” was played by two members of the Grand Ledge Marching Band.### Categories: Newscenter_img State Rep. Eileen Kowall attends the fourth annual 9/11 ceremony held by the Michigan House of Representatives along with Chief Adam Kline of the White Lake Township Police Department (right) and Chief John Lyman of the Waterford Regional Fire Department. last_img

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