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9-11 commemorative events planned for the mid-state

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (WMOT)  -- Tomorrow will mark the 14th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks and several mid-state communities will be holding memorials.

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold will again host a special 9-11 commemoration event at the Sheriff’s Office on New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro. U.S. Navy Commander Todd Sullivan will keynote beginning at 4 p.m.

Middle Tennessee State University will also hold a memorial event at the military remembrance near the Tom Jackson Building on campus. Retired Army officer Keith Huber will preside beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Students and faculty at Vanderbilt will place 2,977 American flags on the Alumni Lawn to honor those who lost their lives.

The 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell says it will hold “a quiet, dignified ceremony” at 4 p.m. tomorrow. The invocation will be given by commanding general Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky.

And finally, the 6th Annual Nashville 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb will be held Sunday at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower.  Three-hundred-forty-three Firefighters will climb 110 stories in remembrance of the 343 FDNY Firefighters that died at the Twin Towers.