Boy Scouts, General McDaniel, remembrance committee continue to honor the fallen of 9/11


Every year since 2002, the Boy Scouts of America President Ford Field Service Council and the West Michigan Community Remembrance Committee mark 9/11 with a day-long ceremony at the Gerald Ford Public Museum.

This year, as in the past, General Michael C.H. McDaniel served as the keynote speaker. Gen. McDaniel, who was an Eagle Scout, is a retired Brigadier General and is now a  Professor at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. His previous positions in homeland security give him a good vantage point to speak in recognition of the firefighters and law enforcement officers who lost their lives in that terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon (where McDaniel himself worked).

The event also offers scouts, and anyone else so moved, to participate in saluting the flag in honor of the fallen, which goes on continuously from dawn to dusk.