9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in La Vergne on Tuesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Across the mid-state Tuesday, cities held remembrance ceremonies on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
In La Vergne, fire personnel rang the historic "5-5-5" in honor of lives lost on that tragic day. It was a gesture the fire department wanted to make in honor of their fellow fire service brothers and sisters who gave their lives on September 11 to help others.
The Remembrance Ceremony was held at City Hall, which also included a 21-gun salute for those in the emergency services.
"It stings a lot especially for people serving in the emergency services, and we only get a small sting where the families and friends of those who perished. Their sting is every single day," said La Vergne Fire Chief James Gafford.
In Nashville, Metro Council members gathered at Nashville Public Library Tuesday morning to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, sing the National Anthem, and reflect back on this day 11 years ago.
There was also a presentation of colors, by a joint color guard of the Metro Police and Nashville Firefighters.
Gallatin firefighters joined Mayor Jo Ann Graves for a ceremony in front of City Hall beginning at 8:46 a.m. That's the time when the first hijacked plane crashed into the World Trade Center.
Rutherford County will dedicate a 9/11 memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office in Murfreesboro at 6 p.m.
The centerpiece of the memorial is a 3,000-pound I-beam from Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. Veteran David Judy of Operation Iraqi Freedom delivered the I-beam from New York City to the sheriff's office in February 2011.
Citizens and businesses funded the memorial at no cost to taxpayers through donations of supplies, concrete and money while other citizens purchased memorial bricks that will be laid near the monument.
The city of Clarksville will hold its 9/11 ceremony at 6 p.m. at the main fire station.
The public is invited to attend the ceremonies.
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Campbell . It will be held at McAuliffe Hall on Tuesday at the Army installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.
After the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, soldiers from Fort Campbell were among the first to deploy to Afghanistan.
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)