The Spirit of America lives at Michigan International Speedway, serving as a special day of activities to honor and remember the victims and heroes of 9-11. Michigan International Speedway is partnering with Michigan Blood for the Sprit of America blood drive on Sept. 11.
The annual blood drive at the racetrack began as a tribute in 2002 in honor of the victims and heroes of 9-11. Since its inception in 2002, the Spirit of America blood drive has collected more than 8,876 pints of blood, positively affecting more than 26,688 lives.
The speedway has a number of activities planned to remember victims and first responders from the tragic events of 9-11. Events will begin at 7 a.m. on Sept. 11 and will conclude at 3 p.m.
A number of activities and events are planned to remember the events of 9-11. The “Home of the Brave” exhibit, located in the Michigan Room of the Pit Road Suites, will offer remembrance, education and inspiration of 9-11.
This year, all donors will receive a Spirit of America gift bag, lunch in the Champions Club presented by CP Federal Credit Union and a track tour. The track tour features Unity Field and Home of the Brave, a 9-11 multi-media exhibit.
During the tour, donors will get an up-close view of more than 3,000 American flags proudly displayed at Unity Field to honor the victims of 9-11. The flags, each representing victims of the 9-11 attacks, are placed in the speedway’s Lot 10 by veterans.
Anyone may come to Unity Field. Only blood donors with scheduled appointments will receive a gift bag and lunch. All blood donations are made through appointment.
Contact Michigan Blood to make an appointment: http://www.miblood.org/ or call 1(866) 642-5663.
Other details online at http://www.mispeedway.com/About-MIS/Special-Events/Spirit-of-America-Blood-Drive.aspx