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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb; making memories while remembering

The Rock Canyon High School Fire Science program participated in the climb in full gear, as many firefighters did from all over the state.


Article and photos by Lisa Nicklanovich; photo courtesy of Lin Giampietro

More than 2,500 Coloradans gathered at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Red Rocks Amphitheatre to honor and remember the firefighters and almost 3,000 Americans who were killed in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. Participants climbed the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center by completing nine laps around the amphitheatre.

The Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb raises more than a million dollars a year for the FDNY counseling services unit and other programs that help support families of fallen firefighters.

After the climb, participants were treated to live music, free pizza from The Garlic Knot restaurant in Ken Caryl, beverages and massages.


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