Where to attend a 9/11 memorial ceremonies in Louisiana

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9/11 REMEMBRANCE IN TERRYTOWN

The public along with representatives from Terrytown’s First Responders will gather at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday to show their appreciation and respect for our protectors and defenders.

All attendees should be in place at the base of the flag pole on Terry Parkway by 8:30 a.m. as the ceremony will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m.

FLAG CEREMONY IN  UPTOWN

The New Orleans VFW, New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club and Marine veteran Mike Flynn along with other local veterans and neighbors will once again raise the American flag at the corner of Laurel and Leontine Streets in Uptown New Orleans. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m.

The monument had been neglected in recent years, but has been restored. The flag will once again fly in honor of the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

During the event, members of the local military, Jesuit JROTC, and business and community leaders will honor WWII veterans and others who have fought overseas, concluding with the raising of the American flag, which was donated to the New Orleans VFW by former Sen. Mary Landrieu after flying over the U.S. Capitol Building.

VOLUNTEER: SEPT. 11 IS A NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE

Did you know 9/11 is a national day of service? Congress declared the anniversary of one of our country’s greatest tragedies a National Day of Service and Rememberance in 2009 to inspire Americans to engage in charitable activities.

Volunteer organizations are still very active in Louisiana after historic flooding hit our state less than a month ago. For a full list of volunteer opportunities in Louisiana, visit www.volunteerlouisiana.gov

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