Bossier City hosts 21st annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony

Published: Sep. 11, 2022 at 5:41 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2022 at 1:33 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Keep Bossier Beautiful and the city of Bossier City invited the community to join them in their 21st Annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Bossier City Municipal Complex, 620 Benton Road, starting at 9 a.m. the remembrance event began with a moment of silence in honor of all those who lost their lives during the World Trade Centers attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

21st annual 9-11 Remembrance in Bossier City
21st annual 9-11 Remembrance in Bossier City(KSLA)
Keep Bossier Beautiful and Bossier City holds its 21st Annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony.
Keep Bossier Beautiful and Bossier City holds its 21st Annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony.(Bossier City Police Department)

The master of ceremonies, Sonja Bailes, headed the ceremony with many guest speakers.

Itinerary for the event:

9:03 Moment of Silence

  • Master of ceremonies, Sonja Bailes
  • Bossier Schools public relations liaison


  • Richard Ray, Bossier City assistant attorney
  • Lynn Bryan, executive director Keep Bossier Beautiful

Opening invocation

  • Lorenzo Johnson, Sunflower Missionary Baptist Church

Presentation of colors

  • Barksdale Air Force Honor Guard

Pledge of allegiance

  • Students from Bossier Parish Schools

National anthem

  • Abigail Weyermueller, Providence Classical Academy student

Bossier Elementary School essay contest winner

  • “What is a Hero?”

Introduction of keynote speaker

  • Julian Whittington, Bossier Parish sheriff

Keynote speaker

  • Maj. Bryan C. Sprankle (ret.), United States Marine Corps


  • Rev. Billy Pierce
  • Bossier Sheriff’s Office chaplin (ret.)