9-11 Memorial Event Planned for Murfreesboro

Sep 11, 2013

The 9-11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro.
Credit RCSO

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --   Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold will preside over what’s become an annual 9-11 remembrance event at the Sheriff’s department offices.

The event begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, with a remembrance ceremony slated to begin at 6 p.m.

A number of area non-profits will have booths set up on the grounds. Proceeds from those booths will go to benefit the children of fallen soldiers through the Murfreesboro based charity A Soldier’s Child Foundation.

Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni says the focus of the ceremony will be the 9-11 memorial that stands on the grounds.

“It’s anchored by a two-thousand pound steel beam from Tower One at the World Trade Center in New York City. It points to New York City. It’s very symbolic, because it’s held on three pedestals, one representing the Fire Department, one the Police Department, and one the emergency paramedics who lost their lives in the towers that day.”

Parking is limited at the Sheriff’s Office, so visitors are being asked to park at the Mid-Tenn Expo Center on Park Avenue and ride the Rover bus to and from the event.