The Tennessee Valley Honors Those Lost in 9/11

Posted on: 6:54 am, September 11, 2013, by

(WHNT) – Twelve years ago, terrorists attacked the twin towers in New York City. Nearly 3,000 people were killed, and numerous families were affected.

The attacks deeply affected the entire nation. Today, people across the Tennessee Valley are honoring the lives lost.

One notable remembrance has already taken place. Madison Fire and Rescue finished a 100-floor stair climb in Nashville. The crew made a vow never to forget the attacks on the World Trade Center, and this is how they honored that commitment.

At Athens State University, the SGA is sponsoring an event. The public is invited to meet at the alumni flagpole in front of Brown Hall at 9:00 a.m. Assistant professor of religion Bobby White will speak.

In Huntsville, University Place Elementary is holding a moment of silence at 8:15 a.m. Five-hundred flags will be placed around the flagpole.

And in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, the fire department and Main Street Lawrenceburg are hosting a 9/11 remembrance service. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Crockett Theater. It will include a presentation honoring the first responders who died in the attack. Local public safety workers who died in the line of duty will also be honored. A candlelight vigil will be held afterward at Lawrenceburg Square.

Do you know of another event taking place in the Tennessee Valley? Email us.