FARMINGTON – Former Utah Congressman Jim Hansen will be among speakers at the annual 9/11 Memorial Service and Hike on Thursday, Sept. 11. The event will be hosted at the Farmington fire station at 100 South 100 East, starting at 6:30 a.m.
Two moments of silence will be observed coinciding with the times at which the World Trade Center towers were struck. In addition to remarks by Hansen, attendees will be asked to share their thoughts. Following the memorial ceremony, a hike to Flag Rock will begin. There will be a second hike later that afternoon to Flag Rock, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the fire station.
A decade ago, this event began as a Geocaching event, and has steadily grown each year. Brothers Randy and Dave West built a trail to the rock stand above Farmington, constructing it to the same height as the twin towers. With the help of local residents, they placed a flagpole at the rock, and Randy West maintains the trail and the flag posted at the rock.
More information on the ceremony can be found at coord.info/GC5AVX5.
Hansen served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2003. He also served as a state representative from 1973 to 1980, and before that was a member of the Farmington City Council.