Remember - 9/11 Memorial Ruck TOMORROW Morning
Don't forget to come to join us for our 4th Annual 9-11 Memorial Ruck.
Come rain or shine, Hill AFB Fire and Emergency Services, Kaysville Fire Department and Police Departments, and Layton Fire Department and Police Departments are teaming up to honor the 412 first responders who tragically gave their lives to protect and serve on September 11, 2001.
The Opening Ceremony will be held at 8:20 AM at the USU Botanical Gardens (920 South 50 West, Kaysville).
During the 9.6 mile ruck there will be 3 stopping points with hydration stations and medical treatment on standby. FD bunker gear or 30 lb. ruck is encouraged but not required.
Join us as we honor those who risked their lives for their fellow Americans on that infamous September day 18 years ago.
September 11 - Patriot Day
"On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on September 11, 2001. With gratitude, we honor the brave first responders, resolute members of our military, and ordinary Americans who showed extraordinary courage to save others on that fateful day. We will always be grateful for the heroic men and women of our Armed Forces who fought in defense of our country in the aftermath of the largest terrorist attack on American soil, and we will never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our liberty and freedom.
Many Americans vividly recall the precise moment when terrorists killed our fellow Americans at the World Trade Center in New York City; at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; and on a quiet field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A beautiful September morning was marred by stark disbelief, agonizing sorrow, and profound suffering. America’s strength, courage, and compassion, however, never wavered. First responders instantly rushed into harm’s way to save their fellow Americans from the wreckage of the attacks, the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 decisively fought back and saved countless lives at the cost of their own, and Americans from across the country provided aid, assistance, and comfort to those in need. Against the backdrop of cowardly acts of terror, America once again demonstrated to the world the unmatched strength of our resolve and the indomitable power of our character...
Our prayers will continue for the survivors who still bear physical and emotional wounds and for the families who lost loved ones. We also pray for the members of our Armed Forces who risk their lives in service to our country and for the first responders who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of others. Today, let us remember that our Union — forged and strengthened through adversity — will never be broken and that the immeasurable sacrifices of our patriots will never be forgotten."