Memorials and events are being held this week in remembrance of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, in New York City, though the COVID-19 pandemic means those events will likely look a bit different than in years past.
2020 marks 19 years since the attacks. The list below is of events happening here in Acadiana and a few nationwide in remembrance of 9/11.
Flag changing ceremony at Parc San Souci
Due to COVID-19, the memorial held annually at Parc San Souci cannot be held as usual. However, there will still be a flag-changing ceremony at the memorial with the aid of the Lafayette Fire Department Honor Guard. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 11.
The flag was flown over the USS Arlington.
UL Lafayette Virtual 9/11 memorial
The Student Veterans Organization, along with the Ragin' Cajun Veteran Alumni Association and the Veterans Service Office, will hold a virtual memorial on Facebook Live for the two UL Lafayette alumni killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The memorial will be held on Friday, September 11, from 9:11 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the UL Lafayette Pentagon Monument in the Alumni Center Garden located at 600 E. Saint Mary Blvd.
Siew-Na Ang, Electrical Engineering, USL, 88. Killed in WTC attack.
Robert Hymel, Industrial Engineering, USL'69. USAF, Lt. Col, B-52 pilot, Vietnam and Desert Storm. Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross. Killed in Pentagon Attack.
Tribute in Light (New York City)
The annual light display honoring victims of 9/11 is held at Ground Zero in New York City each year. This year's tribute will be held south of the memorial plaza and relatives will read the victims' names. Read more here.
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