DENVER (CBS4)– Thousands of people will once again gather to honor 9/11 victims and firefighters at the Red Rocks stair climb on Sept. 11. It’s been nearly 17 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Participants will march nine laps around the naturally-occurring amphitheater which equals 110 stories of the World Trade Center in New York City.READ MORE: Letecia Stauch To Stand Trial For Murder Of 11-Year-Old Stepson Gannon
The stair climb honors the 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives in the attacks.READ MORE: Colorado Department Of Transportation Hiring 150 Highway Maintenance Workers
Dozens of fire departments from across Colorado are expected to take part in the climb.MORE NEWS: Final Version Of Colorado Congressional Maps Released
The 9/11 Red Rocks Stair Climb is one of the biggest such events in the country. The climb benefits the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the programs provided by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to support their families.