The anniversary of September 11 is coming up next week. Once again, it will be on a Tuesday. Again, the nation will remember a tragic turning point in its history. And in its fifth year, the 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial Tribute Run/Walk will take place.
The annual run/walk will take place at the Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls this Saturday, September 8. The event will last from 8 to 11 a.m. and all proceeds (including registration fees) will go toward local organizations.
Hosted by Paul Davis Restoration of Idaho Falls, the family-friendly event honors the 403 first responders who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Local emergency responders will be in attendance and display equipment they use for such disasters. These include area police officers as well as firefighters.
Registration is open to both children and adults. Participants have the option to register for the 5k, 10k, or 1-mile walk, which means people of all skill level are welcome. As an all-inclusive event, the purpose is for families to “never forget” the events of 9/11 seventeen years ago.
The activities of the day also extend beyond the run/walk. There will be demonstrations of firefighting equipment, a Life Flight helicopter for viewing, and children’s activities.
For more information about the run/walk as well as a list of groups that will benefit from this event, check out Idaho State Journal’s article.
We hope to see you in Idaho Falls this Saturday, whether you walk, run, or stand in solidarity to remember.