Iberia Veterans Association ceremony to honor 9/11 victims

The future liberty bell for the veteran’s memorial monument will be seen at Saturday’s 9/11 ceremony scheduled by the Iberia Veterans Association in Bouligny Plaza.

The Iberia Veterans Association will honor victims of the the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States with a 20th anniversary ceremony at Bouligny Plaza Saturday.

The IVA will honor the victims of 9/11 with local veterans speaking about the impactful day that changed American history.

The 9/11 attacks were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by by terrorists, wherein 19 men hijacked four commercial passenger airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, killing everyone on board and many working in the building. One plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital, and another crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

IVA organizer Leslie Landry said the memorial event Saturday will take place in Bouligny Plaza at 6 p.m.

The event will consist of a few speakers and will also be a chance for local residents to see the new Liberty Bell which will serve as a centerpiece to the recently constructed veteran’s memorial monument at the plaza.

Landry said that the bell is not yet in its proper place, but it has been placed near the monument off Fulton Street.

The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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