ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – It’s the twenty-first anniversary of the historic crashing of the twin towers on 9/11. Many people took a moment of silence to honor all of those who lost their lives.

“I wasn’t here when Pearl Harbor happened, but I knew all about it because we were told about that and we were told about a day that will live in infamy and how important it was to this country. And I think 911 is the same way,” said Ascension Parish Fire District 3 Fire Chief Mark Stewart.

He said that as new generations come into the world, we must continue to tell the story because it is the day that changed America forever.

There were four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks. The first two planes crashed into the twin towers, one crashed into the Pentagon and the other did not make to it’s destination, killing nearly 3,000. It is still one of the deadliest attacks in the US.

“I mean, the whole country was affected by it. To law enforcement, we took a terrible toll that day in the city of New York. And so it’s important that people remember, you know, what happened to us and that we have moved on from that and we need to continue to move on that were affected by it,” Stewart said.

Ascension Parish Fire District Three has collected a metal piece from the towers to make sure no one forgets. Stewart said anyone community can always come to visit the monument.

“We want that here for not only the fire service to remember but to the citizens of Ascension Parish as well.”