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Firefighters climb in honor of the fallen on 9/11

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. –Firefighters climb the steps of the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado, on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Sept. 11, 2021. The firefighters have traditionally carried up the U.S. flag along with a flag with all the names of first responders who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. –Firefighters climb the steps of the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado, on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Sept. 11, 2021. The firefighters have traditionally carried up the U.S. flag along with a flag with all the names of first responders who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. –Firefighter take a moment to kneel during a moment of silence during the climb up the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2021. Over 200 local and out-of-state firefighters climbed the Incline in full gear to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. –Firefighter take a moment to kneel during a moment of silence during the climb up the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2021. Over 200 local and out-of-state firefighters climbed the Incline in full gear to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Sept. 11, 2021, firefighters climbed up the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado Firefighters and military personnel from across Colorado, and around the U.S., hiked up nearly one mile with a 2,000 foot elevation gain on the Incline for the sixth year in a row. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Sept. 11, 2021, firefighters climbed up the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado Firefighters and military personnel from across Colorado, and around the U.S., hiked up nearly one mile with a 2,000 foot elevation gain on the Incline for the sixth year in a row. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – A Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station firefighter rests during his climb up the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2021. Firefighters from stations across Colorado and other states climbed the 2,768 steps to remember the 343 firefighters who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – A Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station firefighter rests during his climb up the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2021. Firefighters from stations across Colorado and other states climbed the 2,768 steps to remember the 343 firefighters who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – To honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago, a local firefighter climbs the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado on Sept. 11, 2021, Firefighters and military personnel from Colorado, and across the U.S., hiked up nearly one mile with a 2,000 foot elevation gain for the sixth year in a row. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – To honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago, a local firefighter climbs the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado on Sept. 11, 2021, Firefighters and military personnel from Colorado, and across the U.S., hiked up nearly one mile with a 2,000 foot elevation gain for the sixth year in a row. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. –  Firefighters from over 200 local and out-of-state fire stations kneel during a moment of silence while climbing up Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Sept. 11, 2021. The crews from across Colorado and other states climbed the 2,768 steps to remember the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Firefighters from over 200 local and out-of-state fire stations kneel during a moment of silence while climbing up Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Sept. 11, 2021. The crews from across Colorado and other states climbed the 2,768 steps to remember the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. –Firefighters climb the steps of the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado, on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Sept. 11, 2021. The firefighters have traditionally carried up the U.S. flag along with a flag with all the names of first responders who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)