Fort Knox to honor 9/11 victims during off-post Patriot Day ceremony, Patton Museum exhibit
Fort Knox, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, will honor those who lost their lives as a result of 9/11 during a Sept. 11 Patriot Day ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery – Central in Radcliff, Kentucky, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Afterward, a one-day-only 9/11 exhibit will be featured at the General George Patton Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Photo Credit: Fort Knox News archive photo) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Fort Knox, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, will honor those who lost their lives as a result of 9/11 during a Sept. 11 Patriot Day ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery – Central in Radcliff, Kentucky, beginning at 8:15 a.m.

The event, which marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center twin towers and Pentagon, will feature a ceremonial tolling of the Fort Knox Fire Station’s bell, a wreath laying, 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.

The keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. Johnny Davis, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox.

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 an I-beam from the World Trade Center set in granite in front of 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.

Following the cemetery ceremony, there will be a one-day-only exhibit at the museum 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., showcasing other military items from the wars fought in Afghanistan and surrounding regions over the past two decades.

Fort Knox to honor 9/11 victims during off-post Patriot Day ceremony, Patton Museum exhibit
A fire engine that was parked in front of the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001, is one of the artifacts featured at the General George Patton Museum. (Photo Credit: Fort Knox News archive photo) VIEW ORIGINAL

Officials say parking at the cemetery will fill quickly, so those who plan to attend may need to be prepared to walk from the front gate to the highest point of the cemetery. Those planning to visit the museum must enter at the Highway 31W access point.