Flags on the 48 A September 11th Memorial Hike
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2017 FOT48:
September 9, 2017

On 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 2016 event is closed. Swing on over to the Gallery or the Trip Reports forums to look at the event in all its glory! We'll begin registration for this year in August 2017.

Victims List
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.
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