A group of Colorado firefighters and soldiers climbed the Manitou Incline on 9/11. They did the Incline in full gear to honor the 343 firefighters lost on 9/11.

The Manitou Incline is in Colorado Springs and is just under a mile, with an elevation gain of 2,000 feet. Climbing the Manitou Incline on 9/11 has become a tradition in Colorado, this is the fourth year in a row and there are no plans of stopping.

Local Colorado firefighters and soldiers did the Incline on 9/11 to honor the 343 New York firefighters who died trying to rescue those trapped inside of the twin towers 18 years ago today.

The firefighters made the climb in full firefighter gear, which weighs 60 pounds. They carried this 60 pounds all the way to the top of the Manitou Incline, which is 2,700 steps.

According to KOAA:

The group says the climb symbolizes the brotherhood and sisterhood they share with firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11 to save others.

You can see dozens and dozens of people walking together to reach the top of the Manitou Incline.

Something I'll never forget after 9/11, is the sense of unity afterward. Americans knew we had to stick together, and take care of each other. No matter what you look like or what you believe in, we're Americans who are in this together. Our nation is strong and remains strong. The day after 9/11 showed us that what unites us, is more important than what divides us.

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