EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH
• Memorial service, 3 p.m., Friday, Louisiana State Fire Marshal headquarters, 8181 Independence Blvd. Honoring the victims, police, firefighters and emergency response personnel and others. A special announcement will be made in reference to The Spirit of Louisiana Fire Service Museum and Foundation.
• Freedom Walk and memorial service, 8:30 a.m., Sunday, USS KIDD Veterans Memorial, 305 S. River Road. Honoring Louisiana natives who were lost in the Pentagon and World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001: Lt. Michael Scott Lamana (USN), Kevin Wayne Yokum (USN), Louis Calvin Williams III, Leo Russell Keen, and Robert J. Hymel. For more information, call Dani Lamana at (225) 291-7963. After the Freedom Walk and memorial service, the Baton Rouge Fire Department will host a memorial stair climb at the Governmental Building to honor their fallen brothers who gave their all on that infamous day. The idea behind the event is for each firefighter to wear a name or names of firefighters who lost their lives and climb the 110 stories their brother firefighters started that day. For more information, call Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte at (225) 571-1857.
• 9-11 Community Gathering for Peace, 4 p.m., Sunday, St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. Preceded by movable Pray-for-Peace rally at designated sites from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit www.ifedgbr.com for more information.
• “Remembering the Fallen and Celebrating Freedom” memorial service, 5 p.m., Sunday, First Baptist Church, 529 Convention St. Speakers include Gov. Bobby Jindal, Mayor-President Kip Holden, and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge.
• Dedication ceremony, 2:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, Cypress Heights Academy, 10420 Barringer Foreman Road. To honor police and firefighters. Mayor-President Kip Holden scheduled to attend. (225) 933-2382.
• Annual Community Prayer Breakfast, 7 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St. Speaker is Interfaith Federation founder Rev. Jeff Day. $15. Visit www.ifedgbr.com for more information.
• Blue Mass, 10 a.m., Sunday, St. Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. To honor public servants and remember those who sacrificed their lives. Firefighters, police, EMTs and first-responders will be presented in memory of fallen heroes. Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Pat Englade will speak.
• “Make a Difference Day,” 11 a.m. Sunday. Special flag ceremony, St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room, 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place. Presented by Marti Didier, president of the local Altrusa Club and Baton Rouge Constable Reginald Brown Sr. To remember all those Americans who lost their lives, our veterans, as well as those in need.
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH
• PORT ALLEN — 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave. Reception will honor area emergency response and military personnel. Also, a screening of the 2006 film “World Trade Center” and viewing of exhibit “Cathartic Art: Remembering September 11.”
EAST FELICIANA PARISH
• JACKSON — Memorial service, 6 p.m., Saturday, gazebo across the street from the Jackson Volunteer Fire Station on La. 10. Presentation of a 9-11 flag to the Fire Department by the Alexander Stirling Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; presentation of Bibles to the McManus and Jackson Volunteer firefighters and the town deputies and placement of a wreath in honor of victims. Sponsored by the Jackson Lions Club.
• LAFAYETTE — September 11th 10th Anniversary Memorial Service, 8 a.m., Sunday downtown at Parc Sans Souci. Invocation by Bishop Michael Jarrell of the Lafayette Catholic Diocese; welcome by City-Parish President Joey Durel; words of memorial by Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit; and special message by Lt. Col. David Gooch of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
• LAFAYETTE — University of Louisiana at Lafayette 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 ceremony, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, 9/11 Memorial near Girard Park Drive and St. Mary Boulevard. Remembering victims, including 1969 alumnus retired Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Hymel. ULL President Joe Savoie to speak.
• LAFAYETTE — “America We Must Not Forget” worship service, 6 p.m. Sunday, downtown Parc International. Organized by First Baptist Church, the event will feature the church’s choir and orchestra. (337) 593-3751.