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Firefighters Climb Rogue Valley Manor in Honor of 9/11

“It’s kind of hard. It’s kind of a personal thing for us.”

Posted: Sep 11, 2018 6:28 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. – About 100 regional firefighters climbed the 10-story Rogue Valley Manor Tuesday to honor the 343 firefighters that died during 9/11.

“Those men that went in there that day, all 343 of them – they knew that they were going to have to make the ultimate sacrifice at one point,” Grants Pass student firefighter Dereak Albright said.

The firefighters march the 10 stories in full fire-fighting gear. At the top of the manner, the firefighters stand in a circle, where they pray, and pass a flag honoring those who were killed in the line of duty.

Today also acts as a memorial for the firefighters who have died locally.

“It’s kind of hard. It’s kind of a personal thing for us,” Medford Fire – Rescue Chief Brian Fish said. “But we just want the public to know that we do this for them. One of the gentleman that shared here talked about looking over the valley and we’re looking at the homes that we protect on a daily basis.”

It’s a reminder of the homes they will continue to protect, while honoring the sacrifices of the past.

“So coming here and doing just a little climb with a tool on your back – it’s a little appreciation that we can show to them and show them that we’re not going to forget,” Albright said.

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