Emergency responders climbed the stairs of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 to save lives and to not leave anyone behind. On September 6, 2017, Jackson Hole emergency responders will climb Snow King to remember that selfless act of courage.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to join Jackson Hole Fire/EMS at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6th for a hike up Snow King to pay tribute to the 411 emergency workers who gave their lives on 9/11.
Typically, this event is performed in larger cities across the country as a stair climb. The memorial event allows participants to pay tribute by climbing or walking the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. In Jackson, “one hundred and ten stories using the parking garage would be a lot of laps”. It only seems fitting to climb our local hill in honor of the 9/11 emergency responders as well as the other countless lives that were lost or affected.
In addition to the Snow King climb, the Jackson Hole emergency response community will continue to hold an annual 9/11 memorial flag and bell ceremony.
This year’s flag ceremony takes place on the Town Square at 8:00 a.m. on Monday September 11th.