Elizabeth Myers with the Gallatin High School Navy JROTC helps fix one of nearly 3,000 American flags that were placed outside Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center last year.

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Gallatin will hold a special “Day of Remembrance” event on Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in honor of the victims of 9/11 as well as the first responders who so bravely and selflessly protect and serve their communities every single day.


“September 11, 2001 is a day that is remembered by everyone across the nation. It is difficult to even begin to describe the emotions that were felt by those who watched the attacks that took place in America on that horrendous day. We often still remember the Americans who tragically lost their lives, but many tend to overlook the acts of selflessness carried out by so many of our first responders on that day. That is why we at Alexander feel it is so important to pay tribute to both with this special remembrance event”, said Barry Miller, manager at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center.


Prior to the event, the Gallatin H.S. JROTC will place 2,976 flags on the grounds in memory of the lives lost. On Sept. 11, guests can drive through to view the memorial and safely pay their respects. For those who wish to stop in, a tribute video will be playing inside the Chapel at Alexander.


A signature board and guest book will also be available for visitors to sign and leave their condolences. As a way of showing our appreciation, we will be presenting commemorative hero coins to all first responders who attend our day of remembrance event or you can contact us to request one today at (615) 502-0011.


“Being together is more important now than ever before. It is an honor for us to be able to provide safe options for Gallatin families to remember these victims while observing our local first responders,” said Miller.

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