NAU community turns out for Sept. 11 memorial (PHOTOS)

American flags

Sept. 11, 2019

NAU police officers and other first responders joined members of the Army and Air Force at the Skydome Wednesday morning for the 911 Tower Challenge to honor those lost in the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks. The challenge is a statewide fundraiser that encourages participants to climb 110 floors or 2,071 steps, the same number as in the World Trade Center.

Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., that killed almost 3,000 people, including people in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, first responders and all passengers in the four hijacked planes. 

Also Wednesday, volunteers with the Civic Service Institute at Northern Arizona University placed flags in the ground around campus and at Flagstaff City Hall in memory of the people killed that day.