Wednesday is the 12 year anniversary of what was likely the worst day in American history and those tragic hours will be remembered in services in Hopkinsville and Elkton.
A 9/11 Remembrance Service will begin at 11 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1913 in Hopkinsville, according to Post Commander John Brame, who says it's important to never forget the country was attacked that morning and nearly 3,000 people lost their lives.
Brame says it's especially important to remember the countless first responders who ran into danger and didn't make it out.
A short service will be followed by a release of red, white and blue balloons. Lunch will then be served at the VFW next to Kroger.
Todd County's 9/11 service is set for noon on the Historic Square. Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield will present medallions to local first responders as part of the ceremony.