Columbia Central High School

Students place American Flags at Unity Field to honor victims of 9/11


Unity Field features more than 3,000 American Flags proudly displayed to honor the victims of 9/11. The flags were placed by members of the Columbia Central High School National Honor Society in Lot 10 at Michigan International Speedway on Tuesday. In addition, members from the Brooklyn America Legion, Gleaner Arbor in Adrian, Michigan and MIS staff assisted.

Guests and members of the community can visit Unity Field this week to honor the victims of 9/11. In addition, the names of the victims are displayed on the Wall of Remembrance.

The Sprit of America Blood Drive at the racetrack began as a tribute in 2002 in honor of the victims and heroes of 9/11. Since its inception, the blood drive has collected more than 9,300 pints of blood. That’s more than 1,162 gallons of lifesaving blood. Blood that has the potential to have helped more than 27,900 lives.

MIS is partnering with Michigan Blood, a nonprofit, community service organization founded in 1955, to host the Spirit of America Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 11.

To participate in this extraordinary tribute and behind the scenes MIS experience, donors must have an appointment. Appointments are limited to 700 guests between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and can be made online through: or Appointments are also available by calling 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663). New donors are encouraged to sign up.

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