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Just Over One Week Remaining to Vote in Comerica’s Home of the Brave National Anthem Singing Contest
One Metro Detroit Police or Fire Station Will Receive a $10,000 Grant
Click on image (above) to go vote!

DETROIT/September 5, 2013 – There is just over a week left for the public to vote for its favorite hometown hero in Comerica Bank’s Home of the Brave National Anthem Singing Contest.

Metro Detroit police officers and firefighters submitted videos to the Comerica Cares Facebook page hoping to win the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Sept. 22, 2013, Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park; 40 tickets to the game; and a $10,000 grant for their police or fire station.

The race has been tight through the first week of voting. Rankings as of the morning of Sept. 5, are as follows:

  1. Martin Rucker, Firefighter, Detroit
  2. Walter Johnston, Firefighter, Hartland 
  3. Steven Curtis, Police Officer, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office
  4. Brendan Moore, Police Officer, Ferndale
  5. Tyler Auclair and Jake Gilbert, Firefighters, Auburn Hills
  6. Carl Allen, Police Officer, Detroit
  7. Raquel Reyes, Police Officer, Auburn Hills
  8. Roderick Wynn, Firefighter, Auburn Hills
  9. Jeffrey Siarto, Firefighter, Oxford
  10. Patrice Dubose, Police Officer, Detroit

The public has until Saturday, Sept. 14, to cast votes and support their community’s local police or fire station. To vote, visit the Comerica Cares Facebook page, click on the “National Anthem” tab and follow the instructions. A winner will be announced on Monday, Sept. 16.

About Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank, with 215 banking centers in Michigan, is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated. Founded in Detroit in 1849, Comerica continues to invest in Michigan. Comerica’s $17 million renovation of its building at 411 W. Lafayette in Detroit was completed last year and the renamed Comerica Bank Center is now the bank’s Michigan Market headquarters. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. To find us on Facebook, please visit Follow us on Twitter at @ComericaCares.

About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The team is owned by Michael Ilitch who purchased the ballclub in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries including: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings, Inc.  Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit


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