9/11 Memorial Events
Here is a list of some of the events taking place in the Knoxville area:8:35 a.m. — City of Knoxville and Knox County joint memorial service, City County Building, 400 Main St. Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Knoxville Police Department and Knoxville Fire Department personnel will lead the ceremony. A moment of silence will be held, and the names of three victims with local ties will be read.
8:45 a.m. — 9/11 annual presentation, Bearden Middle School auditorium, 1000 Middlebrook Pike. Featured speaker is Stephen Shedden, a retired New York Police Department lieutenant, who served during 9/11. He is now a building level technology coach and lead teacher at Bearden Middle.
9 a.m.: 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, front lawn, City County Building downtown. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Knox County Sheriff's Office, Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville Fire Department, Rural/Metro personnel, Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad and various public officials will participate. Afterward, there will be a tree planting in honor of local families who lost loved ones Sept. 11, 2001.
9:03 a.m. — Moment of silence and address, Pellissippi State Hardin Valley campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Faculty, staff and students will observe a moment of silence; then, Vietnam veteran Clyde Luttrell will deliver a brief address in the courtyard.
10:45 a.m. — Knox County L&N STEM Academy memorial service, located at the school’s plaza, 401 Henley St. Service will include trumpets performing “Taps,” a tolling of the bells and readings from students about the 9/11 attacks.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. — First Responders’ Luncheon, Highland West Memorial Park, 9913 Sherrill Blvd. Sponsors will be providing free lunch for all of Knoxville’s first responders in uniform. Event sponsors are Highland West Memorial Park, WNOX 93.1, Arby’s, Jason’s Deli and BackYard Burgers.
4-7 p.m. — Clydesdales Tribute Event, Food City No. 682, 7608 Mountain Grove Drive. Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdales will be at the 9/11 tribute event hosted by Food City. Members of the military, local firefighters, police officers and first responders will there as well.
Sept. 16., 5:30 p.m. — 9/11 Memorial designer lecture, University of Tennessee’s Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Peter Walker, the landscape architect who designed the National September 11 Memorial, will kick off the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public.