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Ceremonies for September 11

On September 11, many will come together to remember those lost in the terrorist attacks in 2001. Here is a list of ceremonies for September 11.

Shreveport

The Shreveport Fire and Police Departments along with Caddo and Shreveport First Responders will unite to say “We will never forget.” Shreveport Fire Chief Scott Wolverton along with leaders from other law enforcement agencies and fire departments across Caddo Parish will unite to honor and respect those who lost their lives as well as show appreciation to those first responders who serve daily. City leaders are encouraging the community to come out and support this memorial service. The event will include posting of colors by Byrd H.S. JROTC; presentations by Mayor Adrian Perkins, Police Chief Ben Raymond, and Fire Chief Scott Wolverton; a special Bell Ceremony, TAPS, and a bagpipe rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ by Caddo Sheriff Deputy M. McConnell.

Location & Time  – Fire/Police Memorial – 600 Clyde Fant Parkway next to the Shreveport Aquarium  8:00am-9:00am


Team RWB will host its annual Moving Tribute. The goal is to have the American flag in constant motion from sunrise to sunset. Everyone can help keep the flag in motion throughout the day. LifeShare Blood Centers will have a bus onsite from Noon until 5:00pm accepting donations.

Location & Time – Veterans Park on Clyde Fant Parkway  Sunrise to Sunset


In honor of those lost in the 9/11 tragedy, the BHP Billiton YMCA is having an all day stair climb. The goal is to get a donation of $10.00 and have each participant climb 110 flights, 1,900 stairs. Those that complete this climb will receive a commemorative pin (while supplies last). The stairmasters will be in the lobby and we will have fire equipment for the participants to wear if they would like to get the idea of what it feels like to wear the equipment as you climb the stairs.

Location – BHP Billiton TMCA, 3455 Knight Street  5:00am-9:00pm


Bossier City

The annual Bossier City 9-11 Memorial Ceremony is sponsored each year by Keep Bossier Beautiful and the City of Bossier City. The keynote speaker will be Major General James W. Graves. There will also be remarks from Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker and Keep Bossier Beautiful President Lynn Bryan. Bossier Elementary School 3rd grade student Mazari Knight will present her winning composition from the school’s essay contest entitled “What is a Hero?” The ceremony will conclude with the playing of Taps by Ava Sullivan of the Parkway High School band and benediction by Craig Kennedy, Chaplain of the Bossier City Police and Fire Departments.

Location & Time – Liberty Garden at the Bossier City Municipal Complex, 620 Benton Road  8:30am


Bossier Parish Community College will pause to reflect and remember the victims and events of September 11, 2001.  The day will begin with a visual display in BPCC Quad. A series of photographs and text documents will serve as a historic timeline, taking guests through the events of that historic day as it happened. More than 2,900 American flags will be placed in the quad, each with a name written on it of a life lost in the terrorist attack. Bossier City Police & Fire will have vehicles and equipment on site and personnel from Barksdale Air Force Base will also be on campus. At noon, we invite the public to join us in the Stephen W. Slaughter Performing Arts Theatre (Building C) on the BPCC campus for a special commemorative program. The Airline High School JROTC will present the colors, followed by a musical performance by the BPCC Gospel Choir. Guest speaker Roy Lively will share his experience from Sept. 11, 2001. Roy, a retired IRS agent, was at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. when the plane hit.

Location & Time – Bossier Parish Community College Quad & Building C, 6220 E. Texas Street  8:30am for visual display and Noon for the program.


Stonewall

Beginning Wednesday September 11th you can honor victims, family & emergency responders of September 11th by climbing stairs on the StairMaster. We will have fire gear to wear if you choose!
Pick your distance: 75 Stories- where the 2nd plane hit the World Trade Center, 93 Stories- where the 1st plane hit the World Trade Center or 110 Stories- total height of the World Trade Center. Open to anyone.

Location & Time – Anytime Fitness Stonewall, 4974 Highway 3276  4:30am-7:30pm


Marshall

Harrison County ESD 3 Fire Rescue cordially invites you to our first annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.  Climbers will make multiple trips and ascend ETBU’s Marshall Grand external fire escape equivalent to 78 floors (the highest anyone got on 9/11/01) wearing full gear (encouraged, but not mandatory). Participants can wear athletic clothing or partial or clean full firefighter turnout gear. Bring your VHF radio to listen to historical comments broadcasted in real time as they occurred on VFIRE21.  After the climb to the top you will be taken by elevator to the bottom to start over until you have reached your goal. Participation is ONLY open to active/retired (paid or volunteer) firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMS and military service members.

Location & Time – ETBU’s Marshall Grand Nursing School, 210 E. Houston Street  9:03am


ceremonies for September 11

Come celebrate and recognize the Veterans, Police officers and Fire Department in Sabine Parish and appreciate all of the folks who are still doing the job. Join the ceremonies for September 11 with refreshments followed by a brief program.

Location & Time – Auditorium at the J.R. Huffman Public Library, 375 Sabine Street  4:00pm-5:00pm


If we are missing any ceremonies for September 11,  please let us know by contacting us here. Please provide as much information as you can and we will do our best to update this list.