Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The ceremony will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Fire Station 31.
"Remember, honor and never forget" are the words that standout on the Brighton Area Fire Authority's flyer for its 9/11 Tribute on Tuesday night. The tribute will be held at Fire Station 31, in downtown Brighton, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will honor all of the fallen 9/11 first responders. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony. The program schedule is as follows: For more information, visit www.brightonareafire.com.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The first 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk was held Saturday morning in downtown Brighton.
More than 200 people laced up their running shoes to participate in the first Brighton Area Fire 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk event in downtown Brighton on Saturday morning. In addition to running shoes, many of the participants also wore turnout gear, helmets and tanks on their backs – adding 55 to 60 extra pounds, according to Brighton Area Fire Chief Mike O’Brian. O’Brian was the third firefighter to finish the race in gear. He said it was his first time running a 5K in his turnout gear. “It added about six or seven minutes to my regular time,” he said. “I look at it as all being mental. I keep the thought of stopping out of my head. And it’s awkward because the tank rocks when you run. But everybody out cheering really helped.” O’Brian …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Hartland Firefighters will run/walk to help finish the 9/11 Memorial in front of Fire Station 31.
Last year, members of the Brighton Area Fire Department drove to Staten Island, New York and brought back a piece of the World Trade Center Tower to hang in a memorial in front of Fire Station 31. While the community came together and donated materials and volunteer hours to get the site ready in time for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, today the memorial still stands unfinished. Katy Kerch hopes to rectify that by holding the first Brighton 9/11 Memorial 5K Run, Walk event on Sept. 8 - the weekend of the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival in downtown Brighton. Kerch, whose husband works for PNC Bank of Brighton, said the 5K idea came from the bank looking to do something to give back to the community. Kerch said instead of just donating…