The Lafayette Fire Department and first responders throughout the parish paid respect today to the fallen heroes and victims in the 9/11 terror attacks 18 years ago.
On 9/11, 414 first responders - police, fire, and ambulance personnel - died, along with 2,563 citizens.
The Lafayette 9/11 monument was erected in 2002.
A memorial wreath was laid at the Park Sans Souci monument in honor of the lives lost. A moment of silence was also observed.
Words of reflection and encouragement were delivered.