Fort Knox will honor 9/11 victims during a Patriot Day ceremony at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 11 in front of the post headquarters.
The event will feature a speech from Brig. Gen. T.J. Edwards Jr., director of the Officer Personnel Management Directorate at U.S. Army Human Resources Command. Edwards, who was working at the Pentagon when the plane crashed into the building, will recount his experiences of that day.
There will also be a ceremonial tolling of the Fort Knox Fire Station’s bell and a wreath laying. The ceremony will close with a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.
Fort Knox has several lasting tributes to 9/11, including the naming of the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex after the senior ranking general officer who was killed at the Pentagon; a piece of I-beam from the World Trade Center set in granite at Fire Station No. 1; and a fire truck damaged during the attack on the Pentagon that is on display at the General George Patton Museum.
Directional signs to the event will be posted from the Chaffee (main) Gate.
All CDC-recommended social distancing measures will be in effect, and face coverings will be required.