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Remembering 9/11 Attacks Locally and Across the State

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

Many across the country, and here in the bluegrass, are taking time Thursday to mark the seventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

A day-long ceremony took place today in front of Barker Hall on the University of Kentucky campus.

2,799 flags are on display there to remember those lost seven years ago in the September 11th terrorist attacks. The Pershing Rifles, a unity of UK Army ROTC also read the names of each victim.

Guest speaker Elizabeth McMillan honored her husband, 22-year old Army Specialist William McMillan at the ceremony who decided to join the Army after the attacks of September 11th. McMillan died in July in Iraq fighting in the war. Today, his wife honored him at the ceremony.

"He would be really moved. He was very patriotic and would be astounded to see young people our age taking the time to remember September 11th", McMillan said.

Morehead State University also held a service Thursday morning at the Little Bell Towers.

And they rang the peace bell in Newport Thursday morning at the time the planes hit and when the towers fell. They held a prayer for peace rally there as well.

And Governor Beshear has ordered all flags at state buildings to be lowered to half-staff. He's encouraged all Kentuckians to do the same.

The governor says this is being done to remember all those killed on September 11th, 2001.


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