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First Responders Honor Fallen Heros of 9/11

Sep 11, 2018 12:46PM ● By Staff Writer
Despite heavy rains, first responders and community leaders turned out in large numbers this morning to honor and pay their respects to the fallen heroes and victims in the 9/11 attack 17 years ago.  

A short service was held, followed by a moment of silence and the ringing of a bell to commemorate the historic terrorist attacks on the U.S. in 2001. Then, as if on cue, the rain stopped briefly, allowing a precessional to make it's way to the 9/11 Memorial in Parc Sans Souci, in Downtown Lafayette, where Memorial wreaths were laid in remembrance. 

On September 11, 2001, 414 first responders – police, fire, and ambulance personnel died along with 2,563 citizens. The Lafayette 9/11  monument was erected in 2002.