BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Tuesday was a somber night for some families in Baton Rouge.
Boy Scout Troop 888 held its annual 9/11 remembrance and flag retirement ceremony. The American flags are burned because they’re in such bad shape that they can no longer be used. This year, instead of a keynote speaker, the Scouts honored Gold Star families and fallen heroes from 9/11.
“They get to hear some of these stories, they get to see how it impacted those families, and they see that it’s not just stories,” said Scoutmaster David Gabel. “These were individual people, individual families that were affected, both by 9/11 and the wars that came afterwards.”
Mike Lamana’s son, Scott, was killed while working in the Pentagon. He was one of six Louisiana natives who died on 9/11.
Gabel is also a Gold Star family member. His brother, Staff Sgt. Michael Gabel was killed in a roadside attack in December 2007.