Firefighters Pay Tribute to 9/11 Heroes at Rogue Valley Manor Stair Climb

In a touching display of unity and remembrance, first responders from across the Rogue Valley gathered at the Rogue Valley Manor earlier today to honor the lives lost in the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Over 100 firefighters from the Medford Fire Department, Jackson County Fire District 3, and other regional departments participated in a ten-story stair climb and remembrance ceremony.

The day’s tribute began at 11:45 a.m. as first responders, loaded with their gear, embarked on a symbolic climb up the Rogue Valley Manor stairwell. Upon reaching the top, they stood together in a display of solidarity. The atmosphere was heavy with emotion as a moment of silence was observed, followed by heartfelt remembrance speeches.

As the participants reflected on the sacrifices made by their fellow first responders on that fateful day 22 years ago, a collective prayer was offered. The ceremony continued with the passing around of an honorary flag and a book that have become a cherished part of this annual tradition.

The Rogue Valley Manor has been hosting the firefighter Stair Climb and Remembrance ceremony every year, and this year was no exception. Over 100 local firefighters, representing agencies such as the Medford Fire Department, Oregon Department of Forestry, Rogue River Fire, and others, came together to pay their respects to the fallen heroes of 9/11.

This annual event serves as a reminder of the bravery and sacrifice demonstrated by first responders across the nation, both on September 11, 2001, and every day since. It is a testament to the commitment of these individuals to their communities and the enduring spirit of solidarity among first responders in the Rogue Valley.

Source: MFD/JCFD3

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