Midstate pays tribute to 9/11 victims on anniversary of attacks

Midstate pays tribute to 9/11 victims on anniversary of attacks

WSMV Channel 4

Friday marks the 14th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.Memorials are being held all over the Midstate to honor the thousands of people who lost their lives.

The public got their first look at a new 9/11 memorial in Nashville at 10 a.m. Friday at the Nashville Firefighters Memorial outside the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The new monument will incorporate a 100-pound piece of metal from the World Trade Center and will be on display at the Nashville Fire Department Training Academy.

Mayor Karl Dean and Nashville Fire Department Chief Ricky White were at the event, which will honor the lives of the firefighters and paramedics who lost their lives.

Students at Vanderbilt University set up 3,000 American flags on the lawn outside of Central Library in memory of the victims. The display will be up from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

MTSU and Father Ryan High School also held memorial services.

Fort Campbell’s remembrance ceremony starts at 4 p.m. Friday.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office will hold a ceremony at the 911 Memorial at their office at 940 New Salem Highway at 5 p.m. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Navy Commander Todd Sullivan, the executive officer of the Navy Recruiting District in Nashville.

On Saturday, the “9/11 Remembrance Game” will be played at 7 p.m. at Ford Ice Center. The steel piece from the World Trade Center will be on display at the event. The game is free to attend, but donations will be accepted for Hockey Saves, an organization which uses hockey to help soldiers returning to war. Click here for more information.

Tennessee firefighters will climb the steps of the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower at 9 a.m. Sunday in honor of the 343 members of the New York Fire Department who gave their lives while trying to save others on 9/11. Participants will climb the stairwell multiple times for a total of 110 stories to represent the number of floors in the Twin Towers. Click here for more information.

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Source: NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) Channel 4
Midstate pays tribute to 9/11 victims on anniversary of attacks


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