September 11, 2011 - Bagpipers and a horse-drawn fire engine led a procession from Market Square to the 9/11 Memorial on the City County Building lawn during the City of Knoxville's 9/11 Observance on Sunday, September 11.
The 9/11 Remembrance Procession and Service began at 8:25 a.m. on Market Square and proceeded to the City County Building by 8:46 a.m.. Bells from area churches then rang to mark the moment when the first plane struck the World Trade Center North Tower.
Mayor Daniel Brown was joined by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett in escorting Knoxville and Knox County families that lost loved ones during the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch, Knox County Sheriff J.J. Jones, Knoxville Fire Department Chief Stan Sharp and Rural Metro Fire Chief Jerry Harnish, Knoxville Fire Department, Rural Metro, Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff's Department also participated in the ceremony.
A brief program was held at the 9/11 Memorial on the City County Building lawn that included a wreath-laying by family members in remembrance of the Knox County residents and others who died that morning.