Memorials in La. capital honor 15th anniversary of 9/11 terror attack

VIDEO: BR firefighters take moment of silence for 9/11 anniversary

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A handful of memorials are planned in the Capital City to honor the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack.

Firefighters in Baton Rouge stood silent at 7:47 a.m., the exact moment the first plane hit the north tower in New York.

This is the 15th year our local heroes have honored those who died and those who bravely assisted the injured. It is a moment they plan to continue as a way to never forget one of the darkest days in American history.

A ceremony focusing on Louisiana citizens who were personally impacted by those acts of terror, will be held at the State Fire Marshal's Office at 3:00 p.m. Mike Lamana, this year's guest speaker, lost his son, Lt. Michael Scott Lamana, during the attack on the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. The office is located at 8181 Independence Blvd. in Baton Rouge.

A Lighting of the Candles ceremony will be held at Elm Grove Baptist Church, 1069 North 38th Street, beginning at 4:22 p.m.

The USS Kidd will mark the anniversary with a candlelight vigil and memorial walk. It will begin at 5 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Troop 888 will hold its 6th annual 9/11 Remembrance and US Flag Retirement ceremony at the St. George Fire Department Training Center, 14100 Airline Hwy.

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