First responders hold American flags as they enter Coleman Coliseum for the 9/11 Stair Climb.
A Missing Man Table reminds participants of the lives of first responders lost on 9/11.
Participants at the 9/11 Stair Climb stand to observe a moment of silence in memory of those who died on 9/11.
UA President Stuart R. Bell welcomes participants to the 9/11 Stair Climb.
First responders and their families prepare to climb the stairs in Coleman Coliseum.
Each participant wore a tag with the photo and name of a first responder that died in the 9/11 attacks.
First responders, military veterans and their families climbed the 2,200 stairs or the equivalent of 110 flights, the height of each World Trade Center building.
A firefighter carrying the flag of the United States leads the way down a flight of stairs.
A firefighter’s turnout gear rests on a seat in Coleman Coliseum during the 9/11 Stair Climb.
Law enforcement officers participate in the 9/11 Stair Climb.
Almost 300 first responders, veterans, current members of the military and their family support groups participated.
A firefighter rings the Last Alarm Bell as he finishes his stair climb. The bell was rung for every first responder who died in the 9/11 attacks.
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