Commemorate 9/11 in Your Community: The Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

Hundreds of people put their right hands on their heart in a view over the Colorado Memorial Stair Climb on a cloudy day. Many first responders in the crowd are dressed in bunker gear and other uniforms.
Scenes from the Colorado Memorial Stair Climb.

As we near the 18th anniversary of the attacks, we are highlighting how communities all over the world commemorate 9/11 locally through observances, volunteerism, student engagement and local events. You can find more information and resources for planning your own ceremony here.

On September 11, 2019, the Colorado Memorial Stair Climb in Denver will host its 11th annual event honoring the 343 FDNY firefighters killed on 9/11. The event, held at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colo., is one of 40-plus stair climbs that are organized across the United States on the anniversary of 9/11. In these events, participants climb 110 flights of stairs to represent the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.

Since 2009, more than 25,000 climbers have participated in the Colorado Memorial Stair Climb, and the event has raised more than $500,000 for programs provided by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which supports the families of fallen firefighters, and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit.

Learn more about commemorative stair climbs on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation website.

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