Mid-Southerners mark tenth anniversary of 9/11 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-Southerners mark tenth anniversary of 9/11

(WMC-TV) - Mid-Southerners remembered the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in a variety of ways Sunday.

On the anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in American history, Memphis police and firefighters met at St. Peter's Catholic Church to honor those who put their lives on the line every day.

"We have different uniforms, but we have a common badge and we have a common purpose," said Lt. Anthony Rudolph with the Memphis Police Department.  "This prayer service is to remember that purpose."

In the Orange Mound area, member of New Bethel Temple Church observed the anniversary with a special service honoring local police and firefighters.

"Not only are we praying for them, but we are showing our love to them in a tangible way," said Pastor Aaron Litzsey.

That included presenting police and firefighters with gift bags and helping needy Memphians with food, clothing and moral support.

At the Shelby County Courthouse, more prayers were offered in memory of 9/11 and for the spiritual condition of the nation.

At an event in North Memphis, Rhodes College students teamed up with Memphis City Beautiful and the Urban Art Commission to clean up abandoned homes.

"I think the best way to remember 9/11 is to serve and do service in the name of the people who were lost and the families that were connected and affected by the event," said Rhodes College student Madeline Patterson.  "This is a way we are just giving back in remembrance to them."

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