Knox County to commemorate 15th aniversary of 9/11

Families of 9-11 victims share their memories.

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE - Sunday morning, Sept. 11, the City of Knoxville and Knox County will hold a joint 9/11 Memorial Service to honor those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The observance, led by the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the Knoxville Police Department and the Knoxville Fire Department, will begin at 8:40 a.m. in front of the City County Building at 400 Main St.
 
A moment of silence will be held, and the names of three 9/11 victims with ties to East Tennessee will be read. 
 
The ceremony also will recognize local first responders who went to New York City to aid with search and recovery.
 
There will be a partial closure of the eastbound lane of Main Street nearest the sidewalk beginning at 7:30 a.m. During the Memorial Service, both lanes of Main Street will be closed. The street will reopen at 8:55 a.m.
 

(© 2016 WBIR)


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