Colorado First Responders Hold Moment of Silence During 9/11 Tribute Hike

First responders in Colorado Springs marked the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Saturday by hiking a popular mountain trail and kneeling in silence at the times that each plane hit and when each tower fell, officials said.

Video from the City of Colorado Springs shows participants, some in firefighting gear, kneeling during a moment of silence during the hike along the Manitou Incline trail.

The City of Colorado Springs said more than 100 firefighters and first responders from across the state participated in what was the sixth annual hike hosted by the city. Each person carried a flag with the names of the first responders who died on September 11, 2001, the city said.

“They touch every step on the Incline to emulate the steps of the World Trade Center. Along the way they kneel and have moments of silence at the times when each plane hit and when both towers collapsed,” the city wrote in the post. Credit: City of Colorado Springs via Storyful

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