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Remembering 9/11 With Kids in Phoenix, September 11

Remembering 9/11 With Kids in Phoenix, September 11. We have some family-friendly activities around the Valley to help you honor the memory.

Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead
Remembering 9/11 With Kids in Phoenix, September 11. We have some family-friendly activities around the valley to help you honor the memory of lives lost.

The World Trade Center’s Twin Towers each consisted of 110 floors and 2071 steps, and each year Firefighters in full gear, Police, Military, and Bomb Squad personnel marched steadily alongside civilians across America walk, climb and run the stairs to remember. Here are some of this year’s local climbs.

Salt River Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

9/11 Tower Challenge at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale and NAU Skydome in Flagstaff

September 11th Healing Field® Memorial starts at Tempe Town Lake on September 9th putting up flags and lasts through sunset visuals on September 11th, with take down on the 12th.

Visit Hall of Flame Museum and see FDNY’s Rescue 4, which responded to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. They have walls of information and news from the day of the attacks as well as many memorial items.

Gilbert will project twin beams, a powerful symbol of the World Trade Center’s towers at their 9/11 Memorial Plaza on September 11, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. We highly recommend visiting this location and sharing it with your children.

The city of Mesa invites all residents to volunteer in the month of September City of Mesa 911/Love Your City Day. They have volunteer opportunities for all ages and experience levels. Click here to learn more.

Verrado Patriot Day Climb and Memorial where you can climb 1,980 steps in honor of the brave first responders who gave their lives to save others on 9/11. For more information on these Buckeye events click here.

Visit the 9-11 Memorial Garden in Winslow, AZ, and see the 14-foot and 15-foot tall beams from the Twin Towers.

However you honor the memory, remember to spend it with loved ones. National Geographic for Kids has a page dedicated to helping kids understand. While all ages will process this differently, we thought this page might help. Read it here.


  • Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

    Kim is a chef, dishwasher, dry cleaner, housekeeper, landscaper, snack fetcher, photographer and personal assistant to toddler twins. Curently homeschooling her three year olds and loving teaching preschool. She loves exploring everything with her kids and photographing every minute of it. Follow her on Instagram @phoenixwithtwins.

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