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Clarksville 9/11 ceremony to be held this Sunday

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Rescue will present its annual community wide 9/11 Ceremony at 6:00pm Sunday, September 11th at the city’s main fire station, 802 Main Street. The public is invited.

The ceremony honors the commitment and ultimate sacrifice of hundreds of New York City Firefighters who selflessly responded after the World Trade Center’s twin towers were attacked by terrorists on September 11th, 2001.

Clarksville Remembers 9-11 Sunday
Clarksville Remembers 9-11 Sunday

The solemn event, marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11, also recognizes local firefighters, first responders and their tens of thousands of colleagues across America who stand ready to help their fellow citizens when disaster strikes.

Guest speakers will be Clarksville Fire Chief Mike Roberts, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett. Family members of three fallen local firefighters – Firefighter Claude B. Walker, 1960; Capt. George “Pen” Wilson, 1967; and Engineer Ray Harrison, 1981 —  will place flowers in their honor during the ceremony.

Here is the full agenda for Sunday’s ceremony


Deputy Chief Ray Williams

Posting of the Colors

Honor Guards representing Clarksville Fire Rescue, Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Campbell Fire Department, and Hopkinsville Fire Department

Opening Prayer

Chaplain Martinez, CPD

National Anthem

West Creek High School under the Direction of Blake Gority, Choir Director

Moment of Silence

Placement of Memorial Wreath

Memorial Bell Ringing

Lt. Danny Cottrell, MCEMS

Guest Speakers

Michael Roberts, Fire Chief

Kim McMillan, City of Clarksville Mayor

Jim Durrett, Montgomery County Mayor

Firefighter Poem: Fireman’s Prayer

Placement of Flowers

Family representatives of the following fallen firefighters:

Firefighter Claude B. Walker  12-3-1960

Captain George “Pen” Wilson 5-13-1967

Engineer Ray Harrison 8-21-1981

Benediction Prayer

Chaplain Brockman, CFR

Retiring of the Colors


Sheriff Deputy Angela Christian


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