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Some Routt County residents reflect on how 9/11 put their lives on hold

Attacks led to 10 years of sacrifice

Hadyen resident Brett Barkey is one of several Routt County residents who put their lives on hold and chose to serve after the Sept. 11

Sunday’s events for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001

■ A memorial ceremony to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is from 7:58 to 8:30 a.m. at the Oak Creek Fire Department. A statewide moment of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. and will be accompanied by a minute of sirens. All are welcome.

■ Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue conducts a flag-lowering ceremony at 8 a.m. on the Routt County Courthouse lawn to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The ceremony will be followed by an all-day open house at the mountain fire station, 2600 Pine Grove Road.

■ A Sept. 11 reflection is from 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the children’s amphitheater at Yampa River Botanic Park. It will be a time to remember accompanied by music and without words. All are invited. Bring a chair or blanket. Stories and thoughts will be shared afterward. For more information, call 970-879-8079.

■ A 10th anniversary memorial service for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks begins at 5:30 p.m. in the children’s garden at Yampa River Botanic Park. The event will honor first responders and members of the armed services. A meal will be served, and the Holy Name Catholic Church men’s choir will sing.