Kentucky universities hold ceremonies to mark 9/11 anniversary

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RICHMOND, Ky. On Wednesday at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, several events will take place to remember the men and women lost on September 11th, 2001.

It began with a ceremony put on by the EKU JROTC at the corner of the Eastern Bypass and Lancaster, followed by the dedication of a 9/11 Memorial Wall. The wall includes the names of the 418 first responders who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. An artifact from the World Trade Center is also on display.

"Generations to come won't remember what happened, and I think it's good that they not forget," said Larry Collins, Associate Dean of the School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management at EKU, referencing the 9/11 Memorial Wall.

A memorial stair climb will happen tonight at 7:30 at Keene Hall.
Participants will scale the stairs more than 6 times, representing the 110 stories of the World Trade Center towers

Morehead State University is also paying tribute to victim by placing 6,000 United States flags on the lawn beside the Bell Tower. The flags will stand in remembrance of the men and women of our Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our Nation since 2001.

Students, faculty, staff and are invited to place the remaining 755 flags through 1 p.m.

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