First Responders Honor Those Lost on September 11

Across the valley permanent installations honor the lives of those lost in the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the world

By Toni Gonzales

All over America the nation held remerances and honored those lost on September 11, 2001, including here in Las Vegas. Active firefighters gathered at the STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod this morning to pay tribute to those lost 20 years ago. They did this by climbing up 1,455 steps to the top of the STAT in full gear. Each wore a lanyard of a fallen firefighter who was lost on September 11.  First responders from all over the valley took part in the climb to the top of the 1.149-foot tower.


Other tributes took place across the valley including a recent addition at FireFighters Memorial Park. There, two pieces of metal from the World Trade Center were installed at the park. Over at fire station 5 in Las Vegas a piece of steel from the World Trade Center has been on display since 2004. This morning fellow first responders gathered to honor those lives lost.


2,996 lives were lost on September 11, 2001 in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that took place in New York, The Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Thousands more were injured in the deadliest terrorist attack in world history.


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