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Events in downtown Clinton to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9-11

Historic Downtown Clinton and Clinch Valley CrossFit are partnering to create a commemorative event to remember the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by honoring our local heroes.

At 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, on Market Street in Clinton, the day will start with a flag presentation from the ROTC and a flag retirement from the Clinton and Norris Boy Scouts.

Fire trucks will close the street while local firefighters, police officers, ROTC, veterans, EMTs and other heroes will do a hero workout on the street while the community cheers them on.

A bagpipe will play on the minute that every plane crashed or a tower fell 20 years ago.

At 10 a.m., Clinch Valley CrossFit will kick off its first competition for athletes throughout the area.

Athletes will climb ropes, run, weightlift and more. Families and friends are invited to come and cheer them on as they take on the challenges of four different workouts as a team of two.

Throughout the street, there will be food trucks: Drink Smooth, 3 Chefs, and Stick in a Box.

Activities for kids such as basketball, volleyball and football will be available all day, and the Tennessee football game will be broadcast in the park.

People will be able to shop for athletic apparel and more.

Fitness not your thing? That’s OK, too, as the brick-and-mortar shops will be open with specials going on all day.

Clinton’s pop-up bar, The Garden, will also be open in the afternoon with live music playing into the evening.