NASHVILLE, Tenn.- For New York City firefighters, the loss on September 11th was particularly tragic, but in Sunday, those who died were remembered in several ways. Firefighters in Tennessee climbed hundreds of stairs at the Tennessee Tower in Nashville in the second annual 9/11 Firefighter Memorial Climb event.
Congressman Jim Cooper, Senator Douglas Henry and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell joined the Nashville Fire Department for a ceremony and wreath laying service. The ceremony took place near the SchermerhornSymphonyCenterat a monument erected in 2007 honoring first responders who've died in the line of duty.
Instead of simply observing the anniversary, students at Vanderbilt decided to serve the community by helping out with 50 area projects this weekend.
They stopped for a few minutes Sunday morning, as they gathered at Alumni Lawn, lowered the flag to half-staff, and remembered the Vanderbilt graduates who died in the attacks.
There was also a minute of silence at the exact time the first World Trade Center tower was struck.