East Tennessee remembers September 11

Today marks 12 years since the worst terrorist attack in our nation

One World Trade Center, now 90 stories high and on its way to being the nation's tallest building, stands above the New York skyline, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Today marks 12 years since the worst terrorist attack in our nation's history, and East Tennessee is remembering that day with several events planned.

The Knox County Schools L&N Stem Academy will present a memorial program at 10:45 a.m. outside the school's plaza. Trumpet soloists will perform taps in honor of first responders who lost their lives. There will also be remembrance readings and recognition by active and retired servicemen.

There will also be a first responders lunch at Highland West Memorial Park. First responders can stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Knoxville City and County are holding a 9/11 memorial service at 8:45 a.m. in front of the city county building. A moment of silence will be held and the names of the three victims with local ties will be read.
Part of Main St. will be shut down during the ceremony.

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