The Shreveport Fire Department has a special tribute planned Friday in commemoration of the 9/11 tragedy.

Fire Chief Scott Wolverton has ordered each fire station to roll out all fire department apparatus, and each firefighter will stand at attention outside each station while observing a symbolic moment of silence at 8:59 a.m., the time the first World Trade Center tower collapsed.

Flags at all fire stations throughout the city will also be flown at half-staff that day.

This is being done to honor the 2,977 innocent victims who died in terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, especially the 343 fallen New York City firefighters and 23 NYPD officers.

"This is our way to show the community that we'll never forget the sacrifices made by first responders," Chief Wolverton said.