9/11 marked with remembrances, stair climbs

Posted at 6:26 PM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 20:26:43-04

Colorado fire responders and residents are marking the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at remembrance ceremonies and with stair climbs.

Early Friday morning there were people waving flags on a bridge over Interstate 25 at the Denver Tech Center.

In downtown Denver, 343 Denver-area firefighters came to climb the 55-story CenturyLink Tower TWICE. They're doing the climb in full gear to commemorate their 343 New York Fire Department brothers who perished in the 110-story World Trade Center on September 11, 2011.

At Red Rocks Amphitheater, first responders and the public came to climb the stairs on a route designed to equate the 110 stories.

Nearly 3,000 lives were lost in the terrorist attacks.

Congress has designated September 11 as Patriot Day in their honor. Congress has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Remembrance events are being held at schools, fire stations, Fort Carson and other locations Friday.

In Lafayette, resident David Clark started a run at Monarch High School to honor the 343 NY firefighters lost on September 11th. Clark plans to run 343 laps and ring a bell in remembrance each brave soul lost. That's a total of 85 miles.