MIKE MCALVEY: Remembering and forgetting

It seems that every generation has an event that occurs during their lifetime that writes in such permanent ink.

The event cannot be forgotten, and for many, they can recall not only the event but specific details about the day of that event.

‘Never forget’

Belding recognizes 20th anniversary of 9/11

Many people living in the United States, born before a certain time, remember exactly what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001, when learning about the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.

On Saturday, a number of community members gathered in front of the Belding Fire Department to recognize the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and pay respect to those killed in the attacks.

MAUREEN BURNS: An angel among us on Sept. 11

My husband has a wonderful cousin, Norm Burns.

Norm was raised in Hubbardston and is a cousin to Don on both sides of his family (don’t ask!). He learned to fly in the Army, became a helicopter pilot in 1968 after completing Infantry Officer Candidate school.

20 years later … we remember

Montcalm County Fire Association Honor Guard members lead 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event

Twenty years ago today, as terrorists crashed hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, Steve VanHolstyn was shocked as he observed the horrific images unfold on a television screen.

Belding approves 9/11 remembrance, B Foundation’s Glow Run/Walk 5K events

Following a year in which the majority of in-person activities had to be put on hold for obvious reasons, the streets of Belding will soon likely be full of residents and out-of-town visitors once again.

During last Tuesday’s meeting, the Belding City Council unanimously approved resolutions regarding traffic control and street closures for three separate events —a 9/11 remembrance program, the annual Glow Run/Walk 5K being put on by the B Foundation and the Belding Labor Day Celebration.