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Old 10-25-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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PRESS RELEASE
35th Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Service
RIVER ROUGE, MICHIGAN — A memorial service is planned for Wednesday November 10, 2010 to remember the 29 men who died when the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975.

The ceremony is set for 6 to 8 p.m. near the Mariners Memorial Lighthouse at Belanger Park, off Belanger Park Drive and Marion.

The event is held in River Rouge because that’s the city where the vessel was built in 1957 and ’58.

Several speakers will give their memories of the ship, including people who helped construct it and relatives of some of the deceased crewmen.

Artifacts and photographs also will be on display.

At 7:10 p.m. — the time the ship sank — a wreath will be tossed into the Detroit River. A bell will be rung 29 times in memory of each person who died.

A plaque presentation and lantern lighting is planned. Refreshments will be provided at the end.

Event organizer Roscoe Clark has a Web site devoted to the vessel, which contains several video clips, photos and new information about the ship, at Edmund Fitzgerald November 10, 2010 Home

Earlier in the day, an Edmund Fitzgerald open house will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the River Rouge Historical Museum, 10750 W. Jefferson Ave.
River Rouge Historical Museum Home

For more information on either event, visit the Web site or call Clark at 1-810-519-2148 or Dolores Swekel at 1-313-842-7822.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:01 PM
 
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Are there any memorial events in Detroit this year?
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Remember Harry Reasoner? Man, how life seems to fly by!
Seems like I just got here but I can't forget the Edmund Fitzgerald!
Pay attention to the roll of the dead, we are a passing generation.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgI8bta-7aw

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:51 AM
 
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Mariners' Church in Detroit will hold their annual service, however as of 2006 they no longer ring the bell 29 times. They have broadened the scope of the service to honor all who have died on the Great Lakes. The bell now rings five times, once for each of the Great Lakes. A sixth tolling is for the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers. The seventh tolling is for the St. Lawrence Seaway; and the eighth and final tolling is military personnel who have died on those waterways.

They also hold a Blessing of the Fleet in the spring. Both are inspiring services.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:59 PM
 
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Default Edmund Fitzgerals Service 2012

S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald 37 Year Anniversary
November 10, 2012
RIVER ROUGE — A memorial service is planned for Saturday November 10, 2012 to remember the 29 men who died when the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975.
The ceremony is set for 6 to 8 p.m. and the heated tent open at 4:30 p.m. for viewing Edmund Fitzgerald artifacts, near the Mariners Memorial Lighthouse at Belanger Park, off Belanger Park Drive and Marion.
The event is held in River Rouge because that’s the city where the vessel was built in 1957 and ’58.
Several speakers will give their memories of the ship, including people who helped construct it and relatives of some of the deceased crewmen.
Artifacts, photographs and videos also will be on display and you can talk to the Fitz Ship Builders, past Crew Members and Fitz Family Members.
At 7:10 p.m. — the time the ship sank — a wreath will be tossed into the Detroit River. A bell will be rung 29 times in memory of each person who died.
A plaque presentation and lantern lighting is planned. Food and Refreshments will be provided free of charge.
Event organizer Roscoe Clark has a Web site devoted to the vessel, which contains several video clips and photos of the ship.
Earlier in the day, an Edmund Fitzgerald open house will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the River Rouge Historical Museum, 10750 W. Jefferson Ave.
This year, the service will be web cast free of charge for those viewers all across the US and Canada.
For more information and location call Roscoe Clark at (810) 519-2148.
This is a special program held each year and is free of charge. All new this year
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:09 AM
 
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Where would I find an obit for one of the crew?
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