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Remember 9/11 at these southern Colorado events

Posted: 6:48 PM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 16:16:37-04
9-11 Memorial Park 2019 - Larry Marr
9/11 first responders

COLORADO SPRINGS — On this day 18 years ago, many lives were lost when tragedy struck the U.S.

Here are some southern Colorado events you can attend to honor the memory and remember 9/11:

Remembering 9/11 at Memorial Park Peace Officer Memorial site
The event starts at 10 a.m. with General Richard B. Myers as the featured speaker who served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2001 to 2005. Community members can demonstrate support current fire, police and other service members.

Manitou Incline 9/11 Hike
Local firefighters will climb the Manitou Incline in full gear to pay tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives on that tragic day. Over 300 firefighters lost their lives 18 years ago and our firefighters will climb the Incline steps in about 60 pounds of gear. This is the 4th annual event.

Pueblo Riverwalk 9/11
The community will come together at the Riverwalk outside the Center for American Values. The Home of Heroes has held a ceremony every year after the attacks happened to show they will never forget.

"It is important to us, it is important to me that we hold this memorial every year because this is one of the, if not the biggest impacting event loss of life event for the fire service in the United States," said Pueblo Fire Department Capt. Bryce Boyer.

The ceremony will start at 7:58 a.m., which is the exact time locally when the first World Trade Center Tower was hit in New York.

For more information on ceremonies across the US, visit here.