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[UPDATE] Ways You Can Commemorate 9-11 In Shreveport-Bossier

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[UPDATE] Everyone remembers 9-11 in their own way, and there are memorial ceremonies going on all over the country. Here are a few of the ones we know about here in our area.  Here are some events going on in our area to commemorate 9-11.

As part of Bossier Parish Schools’ community service initiative “Helping Hearts one Week at a Time,” Benton Elementary will honor our area veterans with a Heroes Walk on the new Heroes Walking Track.  For a $1 donation, the public can walk a lap, with all proceeds going to benefit the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home.  Concession proceeds will go toward the Wounded Warrior Project.  The walk is going on from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Shreveport Fire Department also has a special ceremony scheduled. In honor of the 343 fallen New York City firefighters, 23 NYC police officers and the more than 2,800 innocent 9-11 victims, firefighters will honor the sacrifice with the following tribute:

Each fire station will “roll” out all fire department apparatus and each firefighter will stand at attention outside of each station while the siren sounds for 30 seconds. That’ll be followed by three air-horn blasts, signifying fire ground building evacuation, beginning at 8:59 a.m. That was the time the first World Trade Center tower collapsed. The series will be repeated at 9:28 a.m., the time the second tower collapsed.

Mayor Cedric Glover has also ordered flags throughout Shreveport to be lowered to half-staff from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to commemorate Patriots Day.


A Road Dedication

The interchange at I-20 and LA 531 in Webster Parish will be renamed the “Sergeant Joshua Tomlinson Interchange.”

Sgt. Tomlinson, who was a Dubberly native, died May 18, 2010, during a suicide car bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The memorial interchange was initiated by House Bill 486, authored by Rep. Gene Reynolds. The ceremony starts at 1 p.m.

A Memorial Ceremony

Keep Bossier Beautiful and the City of Bossier will once again be hosting a 9-11 Memorial Ceremony at the Liberty Garden at the Bossier City Municipal Complex on Benton Road.

This will be the 12th annual ceremony. It starts at 10 a.m., and the public is invited.

Enter for a chance to win a $30 gas card from Lott Oil in Bossier City. News maker: Lo Walker

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