There will be several events around Louisville on Sunday for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
The city’s “American Freedom” event is at 2:00 at the Great Lawn in Waterfront Park. Gov. Steve Beshear, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Congressman John Yarmuth and Mayor Greg Fischer are expected to be in attendance.
A steel beam from the World Trade Center will be dedicated to the city. It will be escorted by bagpipers and Louisville police officers and firefighters. The event will also feature a 21-gun salute and a flyover from the Kentucky Air National Guard. Citizens can participate in the “Freedom Walk” and are invited to help carry the 60-foot American flag displayed at Thunder Over Louisville.
The city will also participate in the national Moment of Remembrance at 1:00. Officials say people are free to express themselves however they wish for the one minute, though a moment of silence is traditional in remembering and honoring those who lost their lives in the attacks.
All TARC vehicles will also honor this event by pulling over at 1:00, then resuming the regular schedule at 1:01.