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The youngest soldier was only 7 on 9-11-01. Many say even at that young age they knew they wanted to raise their hand and join the military- because they knew their country needed them.
9-11 produced American Heroes who sacrificed their lives to save the lives of others.
Ceremonies like one in Clarksville and across the country serve as a reminder of that sacrifice each September 11th.
Chris foster (Capt. Ft. Campbell Fire Dept) says, “It was heart wrenching to watch the towers fall- the guys with experience didn't necessarily know it was coming, they knew it was bad and you have to feel for those guys.”
There were also those who patiently waited to serve their country even if it was years later
Pvt. Joel Daugherty says, “I was about 9 years old when it happened and I was always just wanted to serve my country and do my part.”
Sgt. Thomas Dewar says, “I felt like my country needed me and I was pretty young but I knew immediately I was going to serve.”
It is a sacrifice that even the 101st Airborne Division Commanding General says continues to impress him
MG James McConville says, “It struck me that even after 11 years extraordinary young men and women are still willing to step forward and raise their hand and volunteer to serve our country during a time of war.”
A wreath laying ceremony at Ft. Campbell was a sober reminder not only of those who lost their lives on 9-11 but also a reminder of the risk these young soldiers face by honoring the thousands who have given the ultimate sacrifice years after the United States witnessed the horrific events on 9-11.
More than 360 soldiers at Ft. Campbell have given their lives in defense of our nation after 9-11.
Tuesday, September 11 2012, 11:23 PM CDT
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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