Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, joined his colleagues at the Michigan House today in honoring and commemorating victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, at an annual ceremony. McCready hosted Chief of Police Geof Gaudard and Lt. Paul Schwab of the Bloomfield Township Police Department, who McCready said risk their lives daily to keep Michigan safe.
“9-11 is a day we solemnly remember,” McCready said. “Taking the day to stand together with my fellow legislators while amidst the most selfless first responders from across the state is immensely humbling. Gratitude emanated throughout the House today, and it was an honor to have Chief Gaudard and Lt. Schwab with me as we remember the victims of the 9-11 attacks on our country and pay tribute to those who gave their lives protecting Michigan in the past year.”
The noon ceremony featured the ringing of a fire bell following the presentation of the colors, and a reading of the names of those who passed away in the line of duty since this time last year. Two members of the Grand Ledge Marching Band played “Taps” and special bagpipe music rang in the House courtesy of a member of the fire department.
State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, with honored guests Chief of Police Geof Gaudard (left) and Lt. Paul Schwab (right) of the Bloomfield Township Police Department during today’s 9-11 remembrance ceremony at the state House.