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 Sunday, September 11. 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 2012 is closed! 2012 was another record year for our event and all 48 peaks were once again covered. Don;t miss your chance to participate next year, on Saturday September 14! Watch this space for more information.
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"