Local firefighters honor fallen heroes of 9/11


Kemmerer volunteer firefighters and community members climbed the stairs of the KHS stadium on Tuesday to honor the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis) 

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Kemmerer Volunteer Fire Department and members of the community gathered at the KHS football stadium to pay tribute to the 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. In total, 2,996 people were killed as a result of the attacks.

Local firefighters weren’t the only ones gathered at the stadium to honor the lives lost in one of America’s worst tragedies. Police officers, several Kemmerer High School students and other community members young and old came to the stadium to be part of the event.

Community members listened to the national anthem at the 9/11 tribute on Tuesday. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Volunteer firefighter Caleb Ellis, who organized the event, read some words to the crowd about the brave men and women on 9/11 who sacrificed their lives to save others. The American flag was raised on the fire truck, and attendees placed their hands over their hearts as the national anthem was played.

Participants climbed the stadium bleachers 71 times to represent the 1,980 stairs in the World Trade Center.

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Participants at the 9/11 tribute at KHS stadium on Tuesday climbed the stadium bleachers 71 times to represent the 1,980 stairs in the World Trade Center.(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

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