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The Spirit of Memphis shined recently as ceremonies throughout the area marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Similiarly, friends of the late Herman Strickland remembered his giving spirit with a Random Act of Kindness Day.

Over at the University of Memphis, the Tigers put out a welcome mat for New Orleans basketball players affected by Hurricane Ida.

Some high school athletes showed courage when a friend was at risk of drowning.

And when Isaac Bruce became the first Memphis player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he said his time in the Bluff City “helped make me who I am.”

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Ceremonies in Bartlett and at the Fire Museum of Memphis were among the events across Shelby County marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

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Duncan, now the athletic director at the University of New Orleans, called his alma mater when the Privateers needed help in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

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A group of his friends created the “Herman Strickland Random Act of Kindness Day,” a day-long event where individuals perform a good deed for someone they don’t know, a common trait associated with Strickland by those who knew him best.

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Two Houston athletes rescue defensive lineman on an ill-fated Wolf River kayaking adventure.

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The best things are worth waiting for, like Ziaire Williams’ custom-made draft night suit — and maybe his game, too. 

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Isaac Bruce will become the first Memphis player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. He says his time at Memphis — a place he still loves — “helped make me who I am.”

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“I want to pay it forward, and I’m working with an organization that is doing incredible things to help children and families,” Marie Pizano said of MVP3 Entertainment Group’s partnership with Rotary-Family Youth Initiative.

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“We have an untapped resource of labor that they can get, and they probably are not aware of that,” says Troy Allen, director of employment for Shelby Resident and Vocational Services.

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