WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue September 11, 2012
Ceremonies Mark 9/11 Anniversary
As the nation pauses to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, Fort Knox will host a Patriot Day ceremony. The event will include a 9/11 video presentation and music by the Fort Knox Army Band.
The keynote speaker is a former soldier with a first hand story. Retired Sergeant Major Tony Rose went back to his Pentagon office that morning after he saw what had happened at New York's World Trade Center to tell his superiors they needed to be careful. He barely got the words out of his mouth when the Pentagon was hit by another plane right underneath his office.
Rose earned a Purple Heart for going back into the Pentagon as many as five times to rescue fellow workers who were trapped or injured. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will hold a wreath laying ceremony at Fort Campbell's McAuliffe Hall.
After the 9/11 attacks, soldiers from the 101st were among the first deployed to Afghanistan.