PHOTOS: Remembering September 11

PHOTOS: Remembering September 11

It was a great turnout for the first 9/11 Memorial Walk this morning on Grant Street. SweetwaterNOW photo by Stephanie Thompson

SWEETWATER COUNTY — It’s hard to believe 20 years ago, life as Americans knew it would be changed forever. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, changed America and on this 20th anniversary we remember those we lost and honor the first responders who bravely put their lives on the line to save others.

Sweetwater County had numerous memorial events today, from the first 9/11 Memorial Walk to flag ceremonies. We were there to capture every moment.

Here are some of our favorite photos of those events that took place today. We will never forget.

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Memorial Walk

The first annual Rock Springs Memorial Walk for 9/11 took place this morning on Grant Street to honor and remember the 343 firefighters, 60 law enforcement officers, and eight emergency medical service technicians that made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.

First Responders’ Ceremony

Local residents and first responders gathered this morning on the campus of Western Wyoming Community College for a ceremony honoring those who served and lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

American Legion Archie Hay Post 24 Flag Ceremony

The American Legion Archie Hay Post 24 conducted a flag ceremony at ARTember this afternoon in Bunning Park. The ceremony was a tribute to our country and the brave first responders who have lost their lives.