The 11th anniversary of 9/11 is just a week away, and one fire station in South Central Kentucky is doing something special to remember the event.
The Glasgow Fire Department is building a memorial to remember those who lost their lives, but it was something that almost didn't happened.
When the Glasgow Fire Department requested a piece of steel from the Twin Towers back in December they were denied, because of too many requests.
But, two months later, they received another e-mail from the New York City Port Authority.
"We had actually gotten a piece of the steal and they were going to send us a transfer agreement from the Port Authority of New York to the Glasgow Fire Department. So, that was really exciting to receive that notification," says Fire Chief Tony Atwood.
"There will be a clock face and actually, on the clock face at all of the integral parts there will be an event that actually happened on September 11th whether it be a tower hit, Pentagon hit, the plane crashing in Pennsylvania. On that clock face there will be a fountain that represents each event. One top of that clock face will actually be the Twin Towers. On top of that our World Trade Center piece of steal will actually be bolted to those Twin Towers," he says.
But, the memorial isn't the only thing the Glasgow Fire Department is doing to remember 9/11.
"If somebody told me 26 almost 27 years ago that, 'One day you'll throw out a ball for the Cincinnati Reds on September 11th, I'd been like, 'You're crazy'," Chief Atwood says.
Chief Atwood has been chosen to be an "Honorary Captain" for the Sept. 11th game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
"I'm nobody special, I'm just a firefighter down here in Glasgow. I'm in awe just thinking about it, didn't really expect it," Atwood says with disbelief.
Atwood was chosen because of what the Glasgow Fire Department is doing to commemorate 9/11.
The memorial will be unveiled a week from today on Sept. 11th.