We Will Never Forget!

Sep 11, 2022 at 09:56 am by WGNS

(Deason, TN) "WE WILL NEVER FORGET" was the unifying slogan born from September 11, 2001 when an attack on America started with two aircraft hitting the World Trade Center, along with another large commercial jet going into the Pentagon. A fourth commercial jet was also heading to DC, but was brought-down in the farmlands of Pennsylvania by American passenger's inside and never made it to our nation's capital.

To assure that "WE WILL NEVER FORGET", there have been memorial tributes honoring those who died on that day twenty-one years ago. Hopefully you had the chance to attended one of them.


The 22-02 Class at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy, located off Highway 231 South between Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, completed a memorial climb to honor the firefighters climbing the interior steps of the World Trade Center's North Tower that fateful morning.

Cadets from this school were loaded with fire hose, oxygen tanks, and similar life-saving gear as that used in the Twin Towers. The Tennessee climb was more than 15-times up and down the training tower. That totaled 110-stories for each cadet, or 2,200 steps, symbolizing the 110th floor of the World Trade Center North.

This climb at the local Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy is a reminder of the sacrifices that firefighters and all first responders must be prepared to make every day.

Group at World Trade Center Total number of deaths on 9/11/2001
Total persons  2,977
Firefighters    343
Port Authority Police      37
NYPD      23
Emergency Medical       8
NY State Court Officers       3
NY Fire Patrol Police       1
FBI agent       1






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