September 11th, 2001 the consciousness of United States of America was undeniably altered by overwhelming and devastating acts of terrorism, so far reaching in their intensity that our country will forever carry the scars. Thousands of lives were lost in a fleeting moment, immeasurable families shattered and countless hearts broken.
We in the hiking community continue to honor the deceased with a tribute: flying the American flag atop all 48 four-thousand foot and higher mountains in New Hampshire on the weekend closest to September 11 each year. By demonstrating our steadfast unity in this challenging endeavor, we also hope to express our unwavering support to the families, friends and communities whose losses are beyond comprehension and whose suffering we remember in our hearts.
Registration for the 2015 event will open at 6:00 PM on August 10. Be there on time, most of the peaks get filled in the first hour after registration opens. Many in the first three minutes! We look forward to seeing you on the peaks of NH on September 12.
See the list of all the people who perished in the 9-11 tragedy. These are the people we hike in remembrance of, and the names we take with us to the summits.
The history of the "Flags on the 48" event
Q & A
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about "Flags on the 48"