Knoxville, Knox County Commemorate 15th Anniversary of 9/11

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Knoxville, Knox County Commemorate 15th Anniversary of 9/11

Posted: 09/01/2016
 On 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. on Sept. 11 in front of the City County Building, 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.

In addition, a wreath will be displayed all day at the 9/11 memorial on the lawn in front of the City County Building. First Baptist Church will ring bells during the observance.
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.