The public is invited to join the Lafayette Fire Department and first responders throughout the parish to pay respect to the fallen heroes and victims in the 9/11 attack 18 years ago.
On September 11, 2001, 414 first responders – police, fire, ambulance personnel –died along with 2,563 citizens. The Lafayette 9/11 monument was erected in 2002. A memorial wreath will be laid at the Parc Sans Souci 9/11 monument in honor of the lives lost. A moment of silence will be observed. Words of reflection and encouragement will be delivered.