Local First Responders Remember 9/11 on 15th Anniversary
Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City.
Ahead of that tragic reminder of the thousands of innocent lives lost, the Shreveport Fire Department has planned a special tribute to recognize fellow first responders.
Fire Chief Scott Wolverton has ordered each fire station to 'roll' out all fire department apparatus and has required each firefighter to 'stand at attention' outside each station while observing a symbolic moment of silence starting at 8:59 a.m., which was the time the first tower collapsed. The second tower collapsed at 9:28 a.m.
Flags at all fire stations throughout the city will also be flown at half-staff on 9/11.
"This is our way to show that we will never forget the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and the sacrifices made by first responders," said Chief Wolverton.
Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington also shares his thoughts about the 15th anniversary of that terrible day: