CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- Tara Luna delivered five cakes and handmade cards to firefighters and emergency workers across Hamilton County on Monday. She'll make two more cake deliveries to local police officers today.

Sept. 11 is not the only time to express gratitude to emergency responders, the 30-year-old Soddy-Daisy resident said. Every day they risk their lives to save others.

"We want to say, 'Thank you,'" she said.

Luna, store manager for Cash Express, is among thousands across the country honoring emergency service workers today in recognition of the 11th anniversary of 9/11, when nearly 3,000 people -- including more than 400 emergency workers -- died during the terrorists attacks on New York's World Trade Center.

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