NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No one will ever forget the horrific events that unfolded on the morning of September 11, 2001 and the pain that spread across the country.
It seems like just yesterday for many people, even though 10 years have passed.
“It was very personal for everybody in this country because we seem to have been, up until that point, immune to terrorism and that's not the case anymore. It's very real that we are targets,” said Jessica Hirsch.
Locally, people are remembering the day with signs and flags and notes to first responders.
“I don't think we give enough thanks to people serving our country so that's one nice way to do it,” said Hirsch.
At the Donelson Kroger, customers and associates are invited to sign personal messages on cards and posters thanking military and emergency responders for their service.
Associates are preparing to deliver lunch to fire and police stations Saturday.
Then Sunday morning, Kroger stores nationwide will have a moment of silence to remember the victims and honor the heroes.
“We remember 9/11 and have every year over the last 10 years, but for some reason the 10th anniversary just really seems to hit home. We all remember where we were 10 years ago, and we all think, ah, I can't believe it's been 10 years,” said Melissa Eads, spokesperson for Kroger.
“The bottom line is it was sad and horrible, and it's probably always going to be with us,” said Robbi Horton.
Kroger stores nationwide will pause for a moment of silence at 8:46a.m. Eastern Time, the same time the first plane hit the World Trade Center 10 years ago.