House members invited first responders from their communities to be their guests for the service that also honors Michigan first responders and military who lost their lives in the line of duty during the past year. The ceremony included the ringing of a fire bell for those who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2017.

Pictured in the photo above:  State Rep. John Bizon (center, left) welcomed (from left) Battle Creek Air National Guard Col. Daniel Whipple, Calhoun County Undersheriff Tim Hurtt and John Pignataro of the Calhoun County Sheriff Department as his guests for the Michigan House of Representatives Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony on Thursday.

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Dave Maturen, of Vicksburg, today welcomed Vice President of Southwest Region of Lifecare Ambulance Service Steve Frisbie (left) and Pine Creek Indian Reservation Director of Police Carter Bright  as his guests for the annual House of Representatives Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony.