Jackson Hole Fire/EMS 9/11 Hill Climb

Emergency responders, friends and family approach the summit of Snow King during the inaugural Jackson Hole 9/11 Hill Climb.

Jackson Hole’s emergency responders are hosting two memorial events today honoring people affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

At 8 a.m. on Town Square, members of Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, the Jackson Police Department, the Teton County Sheriff’s Office and Teton County Emergency Management will host a memorial service.

In the evening, from 5:30 to 8:30 at Snow King’s Phil Baux Park, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS will lead the fourth annual Hill Climb. The event honors the emergency responders who climbed the stairs of the World Trade Center on 9/11 to save lives and to not leave anyone behind.

“Jackson Hole Fire/EMS invites all members of this great community to come remember the fateful day where so many were lost,” said Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Fire Chief Brady Hansen in a statement. “Let us never forget. Please join us to remember that day and honor their lives.”

The climb starts at 6. At 7, members of the Community Emergency Response Team, also known as CERT, will serve hot dogs and hamburgers to participants.

The event is free. People who arrive early will receive a clip-on ID badge with pictures and names of first responders who died on 9/11, to be worn by participants in honor of the fallen.

“We think that including the pictures and names of all the first responders that sacrificed their lives that day is a unique way to pay tribute and honor these heroes,” Hansen said. “We really hope enough community members show up so that every badge climbs up that hill.”

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