In commemoration of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the speaker for chapel was Col. Paul Wingo, recently retired after 30 years in the United States Army. A color guard from the ROTC program at North Georgia College and State University presented and retrieved colors, and TMC music student Ivey Norton gave a stirring a cappella rendition of the National Anthem.
Col. Wingo spoke on the topic of freedom: both the freedom that we enjoy as Americans and the freedom in Christ that we enjoy as Christians. He reminisced about some of his personal experiences during his many years as an Army officer. He is the father of a current Truett-McConnell student, Christina Wingo.