Scripps Networks Interactive, which is headquarted in Knoxville, also remembered the 10th anniversary of 9-11, by giving back to the community.
More than 300 local Scripps employees were give a "get out of work free card" on Friday in exchange for volunteering at area non-profits. All Scripps branches including offices in New York and Washington volunteered on Friday.
The attacks on 9-11 impacted several Scripps employees directly. President John Lansing said working together in the community for a good cause is a tangible way to Remember 911.
"It's been such a tough memory, a tough visual memory for so many of us, from those pictures from ten years ago, so it's nice to replace those pictures with pictures of people putting effort into the community, and hopefully we can make the next ten years better than the last 10 years," said Lansing.
"Whatever we can do for another individual to make their life better in some way.. should be of paramount importance," said volunteer Nancy Walters.
Scripps is also started a letter writing campaign. They are collecting handwritten letters to deliver to service members overseas.
They hope to collect more than 2,000 by the end of the month.