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Capitol flags to fly at half-staff for Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, 9/11 victims

Gov. Bill Lee announced on Twitter Friday afternoon that the flags at Tennessee’s Capitol would be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss.
This Jan. 8, 2020, photo shows the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark...
This Jan. 8, 2020, photo shows the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)(WVLT)
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 5:41 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Gov. Bill Lee announced on Twitter Friday afternoon that the flags at Tennessee’s Capitol would be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss.

Staff Sgt. Knauss was one of 13 United States servicemembers who were killed in the Kabul airport attack in August. He was a Knoxville native and graduate of Gibbs High School.

Sgt. Knauss’ family will be holding a public memorial service at Gibbs High School to honor the soldier, which will also include a procession to the school.

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