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Centennial Securities Commemorates 9/11 with Tribute and Remembrance

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – September 9, 2021 – Centennial Securities, one of Michigan’s largest independent brokerage and investment advisory services companies, will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks with a video tribute to be aired throughout the region as well as a company-wide week of remembrance.


“This anniversary is significant because the course of our nation was altered as a result of that terrible day. So many lives, including a bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald that Centennial Securities knew well, were shockingly lost or changed forever. And yet, we also saw the absolute best of America at that time,” said Randy Hansen, President & CEO, at Centennial Securities.

“While the past 20 years have continued to present challenges to our unity as a country, our hope is that we can remind people that it is within us all to find strength and peace with each other.”

To mark this moment, Centennial Securities has recorded a heartfelt message to share with the community. Additionally, employees who wish to do so will be making a personal donation to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, with a corporate match being given by Centennial Securities. This mission of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. They also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.

“Our employees come from many different walks of life, but one thing we all have in common is our gratitude for the men and women who work so hard and sacrifice so much to keep us safe and free,” said Ryan Diepstra, Chief Operating Officer, at Centennial Securities.

“And the heroes of September 11 are not limited to service members. We saw so many brave people step up on that day under such inconceivable circumstances. I hope we can remember that strength during the trying times.”


About Centennial Securities
Centennial Securities is a full-service independent brokerage and investment advisory services firm headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan with offices throughout the state as well as Chicago, Illinois. Their mission is to establish an independent culture that empowers a team of financial professionals to help guide clients toward their goals of building, managing, and protecting wealth. Its financial products and services include an extensive array of investment solutions including family wealth management, retirement and income planning. Since 1978, Centennial Securities’ financial advisors are licensed to offer a wide range of unbiased investment solutions for individuals, families, businesses and institutions. For more information, please visit:

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