Special 9/11 ceremony to be held Friday in Downtown Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Mayor Greg Fischer and the city of Louisville will hold a solemn remembrance on the front steps of Metro Hall to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93.

“We will always remember the deep sadness and loss of so many lives 14 years ago,” Fischer said. “It was a day that changed our lives forever. But it was also a day when heroes were born. During this day of remembrance, it is an honor to join our local first responders who risk their lives to protect us daily.”

The ceremony will be led by a posting of all first responders, JROTC and all uniformed participants including representatives from Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, Louisville Metro Corrections, Suburban Fire Services, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Louisville Metro Public Services and the United States Military.

Photo from Louisville Metro Fire Department's Facebook Page
Photo from Louisville Metro Fire Department’s Facebook Page

During the ceremony, Fischer will lead a city-wide moment of silence with all first responders. This will mark the first unified moment of silence through all first responder channels. In addition, the remembrance will include the posting and presentation of colors, national anthem, wreath placement, rifle volley and taps. The national anthem will be performed by the Butler Traditional High School Marching Band.911 first responders 

A steel beam from the World Trade Center will be on display near Jefferson Square in the north parking lane, west of the Metro Hall steps.  All fire trucks and first responder vehicles will be stationed along Jefferson Street between 5th and 6th streets.

“The citizens of Louisville are very patriotic and whenever they have the opportunity to participate in a Flags4Vets event to honor heroes and remember those lost to tragic circumstances, they show up to help make a difference,” said Fred Moore, executive director of Flags4Vets. “We welcome them to attend the 2015 9/11 observance.” 

Following the ceremony, 2,977 American flags, provided by Flags4Vets, will be placed in Jefferson Square in remembrance of those who lost their lives fourteen years ago.