City to hold annual 9/11 ceremony Thursday

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Bossier City’s annual memorial ceremony in remembrance of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks will take place Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Liberty Garden located at the Bossier City Municipal Complex, 620 Benton Road. The public is invited to attend.

Bossier_city_sealThe event will feature welcoming remarks from Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker and Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington along with a keynote address from Col. Kristin Goodwin, 2nd Bomb Wing Commander at Barksdale Air Force Base. The program will be emceed by Sonja Bailes, Public Relations Liaison for the Bossier Parish School Board.

Those in attendance will also hear from Central Park Elementary School student Lylah Paige Powers as she recites her winning composition from the school’s fourth grade essay contest entitled “What is a Hero.”

In conjunction with the ceremony, cadets from Youth Challenge Program at Camp Minden have placed 3000 United States flags in front of the Bossier City Municipal Complex on the Benton Road side in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

The Bossier City 9/11 memorial ceremony is sponsored each year by Keep Bossier Beautiful and the City of Bossier City. In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place in the City Council Chambers.