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Lafayette to Oberserve 10th Anniversary of 9/11


September 8, 2011

Lafayette Consolidated Government has announced a memorial service marking the tenth anniversary of the attacks on America on September 11, 2001.

The program will include public officials and representatives from local religious groups and public safety officials.  Colors will be presented by the Honor Guard of the Lafayette Fire Department, with Captain Todd Bourgeois of the Lafayette Fire Department.  After the American flag is raised to half mast, TAPS will be sounded, followed by "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes.  The Fire Department will also fly their American flag between two very high ladders on two fire trucks visible behind the area of the stage.  Bishop Michael Jarrell, Bishop of the Lafayette Catholic Diocese, will offer the Invocation, and City-Parish President Joey Durel will present the welcome message.

The program will also include Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit who will share words of memorial for the heroic New York City firefighters.  Lieutenant Colonel David Gooch, Executive Officer for the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Lafayette, will offer a special message as a military veteran.

City-Parish President Durel offered his support for the memorial event: “I hope that this event, as well as others like it around Lafayette, provide a source of inspiration to people throughout this community to affirm our commitment to our country and more importantly remind us that we are much stronger working together.”

The event has been spearheaded by local Rabbi Barry L. Weinstein, Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Lafayette.

Rabbi Weinstein noted that, “Since the 2001 attacks, I have searched for an appropriate way to honor the memory of those who perished.  I hope this event strikes the difficult balance of remembering those who sacrificed while giving hope to those of us still here.

"I am so very grateful to City-Parish President Durel and all his staff for their wonderful help in making this special Memorial Service a reality for Lafayette," the Rabbi said.  "I believe that a community memorial service can give us all another opportunity to honor the memory of all those who perished, and give thanks for America's blessings of liberty and freedom."

The Rabbi has secured several donated refreshments including a special cake decorated with an American Flag from Poupart's Bakery.  Other donors include Great Harvest Bread Company and CENA of Lafayette.


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Comments

1) Mary Greer said:
Where and what time is this taking place?
2 years, 11 months ago
2) Anita Thibodeaux said:
When: Sunday, September 11th, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Where: September 11th Memorial, Downtown Lafayette, Parc Sans Souci
2 years, 11 months ago

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