NFD and LAFF Local 140 Firefighter's Union marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Special Memorial Procession will proceed annual ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August X 2021) – Mayor John Cooper, Nashville Fire Department Director Chief William Swann, NFD Command Staff, IAFF Local 140 Firefighter’s Union President Mark Young and other leaders will gather to honor first responders killed on 9/11/01.

On that tragic day in 2001, we lost 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and 8 Emergency Medical Technicians as they responded to the attacks on the World Trade Centers.

2021 marks 20 years since the tragic day on September 11, 2021. This year’s memorial event will begin with a Memorial Procession at 8:00 am.

The procession will begin at 2nd Avenue and Commerce near the Christmas Day Tragedy Site.

The group will then proceed west on Commerce and turn South onto 3rd Avenue North. The procession will continue down 3rd Avenue North ending at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The Nashville Fire Department Honor Guard Pipes and Drums, Metro Nashville Police Department Honor Guard, NFD Recruit Class and MNPD Recruit Class will be among those participating in the Memorial Procession.

The official ceremony will take place on the front steps of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center to accommodate a large stage for this important milestone for our country.

During the ceremony the IAFF Local 140 Honor Guard will present the colors and will read the names of Nashville Fire Department personnel who have passed away since last September.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper will join Nashville Fire Department Director Chief William Swann to lay a wreath at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial.

The memorial is open to the public and members of the media are encouraged to attend.

WHO: Mayor John Cooper, Director Chief William Swann, IAFF Local 140 President Mark Young and NFD/MNPD Personnel

WHAT: 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

WHEN: September 11th 8:00 am Memorial Procession followed by Remembrance Ceremony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

WHERE: Memorial Procession begins at 2nd Avenue North and Commerce. Remembrance Ceremony will follow at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN.