City of Knoxville holding 9/11 memorial service Friday

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The City of Knoxville has announced plans for this year’s 9/11 memorial service.

This year is the 19th anniversary. People are invited to gather at the 9/11 memorial on the lawn of the Knoxville City County building Friday to honor the victims of the attacks.

Knoxville Police Department chaplain Pam Neal will welcome everyone at 8:45 a.m. followed by a moment of silence.

Main Street will be closed to traffic between Walnut and Gay streets and KAT’s free trolleys will cease operation during the ceremony. All traffic should resume, no later than 9:15 a.m.

Knoxville City Mayor Indya Kincannon and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will present a wreath at the base of the monument, a black granite obelisk made by Randy Vaden and installed in 2003. 

First Baptist Church will ring its bells to mark the time hijackers crashed into the north tower.

Because of COVID-19 everyone in attendance is asked to practice physical distancing and to wear a mask.

The service will also be streamed on www.wate.com/watch-live-events/ as well as on community television.

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