ArkLaTex honors 9/11 heroes

ArkLaTex honors 9/11 heroes

Local communities are coming together to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Local communities are coming together to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

More than a decade ago 343 firefighters, 23 police officers and the more than 2,800 innocent people died in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.

Here is a list of the 9/11 events happening around our area:

BOSSIER CITY'S ANNUAL 9/11 CEREMONY
·    10 a.m. at the Liberty Garden located at the Bossier City Municipal Complex on 620 Benton Rd.
·    Remarks from Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker
·    Central Park Elementary School 4th grader Grace Schneider will read from her essay entitled "What Makes a Hero"
·    Cadets from the Youth Challenge Program at Camp Minden will place 3,000 U.S. flags in the field between East Texas and Beckett Streets

BENTON ELEMENTARY
·    3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Benton Elementary
·    Holding a 9/11 Heroes' Walk at the new track
·    Guests of honor are veterans living at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home

BOSSIER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
·    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bossier Civic Center
·    2013 Bossier Chamber Patriot Awards Banquet honors Bossier Parish military personnel, law enforcement and fire/EMS
·    Event speaker, Ray Castle, LSU athletic training program director and associate professor
·    Individual tickets can be purchased for $35

SHREVEPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT
·    Fire Chief Craig Mulford says each fire station will 'roll' out all fire department apparatus
·    Each firefighter will 'stand at attention' outside of each station while the siren sounds for 30 seconds followed by 3 long air-horn blasts
·    This signifies fire ground building evacuation beginning at 8:59 a.m., which was the time the first tower collapsed; and this action will be repeated at 9:28 a.m., which was the time the second tower collapsed 


CITY OF SHREVEPORT
·    Mayor Cedric Glover has ordered flags throughout the city to be lowered to half-staff from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to commemorate Patriots Day.


CITY OF MARSHALL
·    Prayer service being held at 8:30 a.m. on the east side of Courthouse Square in Marshall
·    Members from the various departments of the Harrison Co. Volunteer Fire Dept. along with Marshall Fire Dept., Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office and Marshall Police Dept. will be in attendance.


CITY OF TEXARKANA
·    9/11 National Day of Prayer at Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church on 6203 North Kings Hwy, Texarkana, TX
·    Doors open all day for individual prayer






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