Rep. Franz welcomes local heroes to the Capitol for 9/11 Memorial

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PHOTO: State Rep. Ray Franz, center, attends the annual Michigan House of Representatives’ 9/11 memorial ceremony with guests Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, right, and Lake County Sheriff Dennis Robinson.

State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, was joined by special guests Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole and Lake County Sheriff Dennis Robinson for the annual Michigan House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Service today.

The ceremony marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and honored military members and servicemen. The names of 12 first responders and three military members from Michigan who died in the line of duty during the past year were read during the ceremony.

House representatives invited first responders and military members as guests to join them in honoring the victims and heroes of 9/11, and men and woman serving today.

“American men and women here and abroad have given so much to protect the ideals that define us,” Rep. Franz said. “It was a great honor to have both Sheriff Cole and Sheriff Robinson here to be recognized by all of Michigan.”