An unique observance today at the Tupelo Veteran's Museum, where amateur radio operators used a technology dating back to the early 19th century to honor the victim of the terror attacks.
A unique observance today at the tupelo veteran's museum, where amateur radio operators used a technology dating back to the early 19th century to honor the victims of the terror attacks.
Wcbi's allie martin has more.
For hours on this patriot's day at the tupelo veterans museum nats members of the tupelo amateur radio club read through the list of names of those killed in the 9 11 terror attacks.
Nats as names are read, ham radio operators also transmit the victim's names over the airwaves, with morse code.
Nats this is the first time the radio club has used audio and morse code to remember the 9 11 victims. "it's one of the fundamental languages so to speak."
Allen sudduth is part of the group of radio operators, or "hams" who meet weekly at the veteran's museum.
He says it is an honor to be able to pay tribute to 9 11 victims. "and the thing about it is, so many people lost their lives in that one instance, and we don't need to forget the people who lost their lives there."
For sudduth, and countless others, the events of september 11 2001 are forever etched in their memories.
But some people, like tupelo resident ann byzet, have a personal connection to the victims. her cousin, leo russell keene the third, worked as a equities analyst for a financial firm.
He was stuck in an elevator when the south tower collapsed.
Byzet says the unique observance using ham radios helps ensure her cousin, and nearly 3 thousand others aren't forgotten.
"it means the world to me that they did this, it's such an honor for them to do it."
Nats radio talk ...never forget.
In tupelo, allie martin, wcbi news members of the tupelo amateur radio club hope to make the 9 11 observance an annual event..