Join us on Monday, September 12 at 9:00 AM as the VVA Post 528 Color Guard raises the flag and at 7:00 PM for a musical tribute by the Michigan Philharmonic. Check out these books and dvds on display:
The 9/11 Commission report: the attack from planning to aftermath: authorized text by with an afterword by Philip Zelikow
Portraits 9/11/01: the collected "Portraits of grief" from The New York times by foreword by Howell Raines; introduction by Janny Scott
9-11 by Noam Chomsky
The Commission: the uncensored history of the 9/11 investigation by Philip Shenon
Watching the world change: the stories behind the images of 9/11 by David Friend
The looming tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
CNN Tribute [videodisc]: America remembers by Cable News Network
Let's roll!: ordinary people, extraordinary courage by Lisa Beamer with Ken Abraham
Out of the blue: the story of September 11, 2001, from Jihad to Ground Zero by Richard Bernstein and the staff of the New York Times
Dog heroes of September 11th: a tribute to America's search and rescue dogs by Nona Kilgore Bauer
102 minutes: the untold story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
Philip Levine, a former Detroit autoworker and product of Detroit Public has been named the U.S. Poet Laureate for 2011-12.
Levine, 83, who graduated from Central High School (1946) and Wayne State University (1950), left Detroit in the 1950s to study in Iowa. While he has lived for years in Fresno, Calif., his poetry often has been anchored in the city of his birth and his working-class Jewish roots.
Levine will be the 18th poet laureate and was chosen by the Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington. "His plainspoken lyricism has, for half a century, championed the art of telling 'The Simple Truth' — about working in a Detroit auto factory, as he has, and about the hard work we do to make sense of our lives," said Billington in a statement.