Baton Rouge remembers 9/11 terror attacks

Source: Library of Congress
Source: Library of Congress

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Wednesday is the 12th anniversary the September 11 terrorist attacks, a day most Americans will never forget.

Various organizations and community members around Baton Rouge will gather to remember that day and those who continuously fight to protect our freedom.

Volunteers from the Capital Area United Way and BASF chemical company will collect items for care packages and signs and banners of gratitude Wednesday morning for our area's first responders and troops.

Those two groups, along with Mayor Kip Holden, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, EMS, the Baton Rouge Police Department and the Baton Rouge Fire Department, will have a care package stuffing party in Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge. If you want to help out, you're encouraged drop off items from 6 a.m. until noon. And, of course, you can stick around to help pack care packages.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered flags at all government buildings throughout the state to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.

We know many people can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing on September 11, 2001. Please visit our Facebook page and share your September 11 memories.

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