9/11 events commemorate lives lost


September 16, 2021

Hannah Romero

Kevin Macy rings a bell after completing the 9/11 Memorial Walk on Saturday. Macy, carrying an American flag, walked 12 lengths along Grant Street in Rock Springs to simulate 343 flights of stairs to memorialize the 343 emergency responders who lost their lives on 9/11. 

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sweetwater County came together to honor and remember those who lost their lives. 

On Saturday morning, the Rock Springs Fire Department hosted a Memorial Walk to honor 343 New York City firefighters who gave their lives while working to save victims of the attacks. Residents were invited to join firefighters in climbing Grant Street in Rock Springs. Four lengths of Grant Street simulated the 110 stories of the World Trade Center buildings.

Although the walk started at 7 a.m., people began showing up as early as 6:30 to start their tr...

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