Sept. 11: Sacramento remembers
Today we pay tribute to the lives lost during the tragic events of September 11th, 2001 and recognize the firefighters, police officers, paramedics and civilians who risked their lives to save others.
This morning firefighters throughout Northern California participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to honor firefighters who gave their lives while trying to help others on the morning of 9/11/01. This year’s climb was held at the Renaissance Tower at 801 K Street in downtown Sacramento. Firefighters wearing full gear climbed a total of 110 stories, which was the height of the World Trade Center’s twin towers.
“It is important that we take time in our region to remember and never forget the sacrifices made by our fellow firefighters as well as everyone who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11th, 2001,” said Sacramento Fire Chief Loesch. “In climbing, we remember, we reflect, and we honor the fallen.”
Sacramento is hosting various memorials and events like the 9/11 Stair Climb in an effort to remember the 2,977 individuals who lost their lives in the terrorist attack.
September 11 Memorial Plaza at Cal Expo, which is open to the public from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
A Remembering 9/11 Candle Lighting will be held at East Lawn Mortuary at 5757 Greenback Lane on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
West Sacramento Flag Memorial located at located at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Locks Drive.