It was 17 years ago today that nearly 3,000 Americans were killed when terrorists commandeered planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in NYC, the Pentagon and a field in PA.

There will be a ceremony at 8:30 this morning in downtown Lansing’s Wentworth Park, 100 North Grand Avenue, to remember those who lost their lives and to honor the first responders who rushed into burning buildings to save as many people as they could – many of them didn’t return to their loved ones that day, either.

WLNS TV 6 mentioned the memorial planned for 8:30-9:30 this morning at Wentworth park, also reminding us that in 2002, a group of Lansing delegates went to New York to bring home a ten foot tall, 900 pound piece of twisted steel from the remains of the WTC, a physical reminder of the force with which we were attacked.