On Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10AM, the Volunteers for Youth Justice Teen Court Program in collaboration with the Huntington High School Raider Court Program and Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish will be hosting the 9/11 Flag of Honor Across America Memorial Ceremony where victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be honored.
Volunteers for Youth Justice will represent 1 of 60 Communities across the country who will take part in this 9/11 memorial. The Flag of Honor that will be on display features the names of the 2,977 women, men, and children who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the 6 victims who lost their lives on February 26, 1993 in the World Trade Center bombing. Each of the 9/11 Flags also visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on Sunday, June 27, 2021, and were on the Sacred Ground where the Twin Towers once stood, and where the 9/11 Memorial has been erected. This will be the largest National Coordinated 9/11 Day Project in America in Special Remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of that Tragic Day on September 11th, 2001. The national sponsors of this event are Global Youth Justice and Americorps.
We feel it is important to involve our young people in civic engagement; therefore, Youth Court members will be featured prominently in the program. The Huntington Raiders JROTC Color Guard and the school choir will perform as well.
Our keynote speaker is Captain Darwin Jones with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office who has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and is a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he served as a Non-Commissioned Officer, Basic Infantryman, and Squad Leader.
The program will begin at 10AM on the grounds of the Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish, 1835 Spring Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. The memorial is an outdoor event with social distancing guidelines in place. Attendees are also encouraged to wear a face mask.