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9-11 Commemorations Dot Commonwealth
Names of the thousands of victims who were killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks ten years ago were read aloud Friday at the University of Kentucky. The ROTC's Perishing Rifles held its annual memorial vigil on the campus' main lawn. Cadet Josh Lynch is commander of the group. "We're trying to get awareness out to the campus. Some people tend to forget or just to help them remember."
Lynch was 11 years and old and in the sixth grade when 9/11 happened. It was in high school that he started to consider a life in the military.
"I felt like I owed my country something and I owed the people who were attacked on 9/11 something. And the best way that I felt I could do that was by serving my country."
Several observances will mark the ten year anniversary of the attacks. In Frankfort, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Kentucky Historical Society will ring the Kentucky Liberty Bell, a replica of the original Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.
"When we found out that the Kentucky Liberty Bell had been brought out of storage and was in the garden, it was like well we need to have a ceremony there."
Jessieanne Wells is state regent for the DAR. She says the bell was last rung on the first of 9/11, will be sounded three times to honor the people who died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
"You know we just need to let people know that we're concerned and that we don't want to forget about this. We should not forget."
The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Thomas D. Clark Center in Frankfort.
Public Observances in Central Ky.:
Run for Remembrance
Sunday Sept. 11, Coldstream Research Campus, Lexington
8 a.m. -- A 4.03 mile run/walk to honor the 403 New York City firefighters, police officers, and officers from the Port Authority who died in the line of duty on September 11, 2011. $25 registration fee.
Memorial Service and Concert
Sunday Sept. 11, Cheapside Park, Lexington
1:30 p.m. memorial service featuring Lexington's Public Safety Color Guard and bagpipe band
2-5:30 p.m. concert featuring Jordan English band, the Kentuckians Chorus, and Catch 22
Ten Years After -- A Call to Unity
Sunday Sept. 11, Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, Lexington
7-8 p.m. -- The Interfaith Alliance of the Bluegrass and the Central Kentucky Council for Peace will hold a candlelight ceremony to honor all of who have suffered since September 11, 2001