Across the country, Americans take time each year to reflect and remember the thousands of people who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. In Lexington, first responders and other community members gathered at Kroger Field to pay tribute to those who died 18 years ago in the terrorist attack.
This year’s participants honored those brave men and women by walking the stadium equivalent of 110 flights of stairs – two full trips up and down each staircase from Gate 4 to Gate 9 inside the Wildcats’ stadium.
So special to host the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Kroger Field tonight. With each step, every climber is honoring a first responder who has made the ultimate sacrifice. #NeverForget ?? pic.twitter.com/cvg1WH841s
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) September 11, 2019
Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton was one of the community members in attendance.
It was an amazing experience seeing hundreds of people climbing the stairs of Kroger Field tonight … all in honor of the first responders we lost on September 11, 2001. pic.twitter.com/oytzz0OyYu
— Mayor Linda Gorton (@MayorGorton) September 12, 2019
Here’s a closer look at some of her photos from the event, as seen on her Twitter page.
Everyone who organized or participated in this special event deserves a huge shoutout – what an inspiring way to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.