Keystone to host Sept. 11 observance |

Keystone to host Sept. 11 observance

KEYSTONE – Keystone Resort will host a Wednesday observance of the first anniversary of Sept. 11.The program, featuring readings from well-known local residents, will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Quaking Aspen Amphitheater in River Run. It will end with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center.Keystone’s program will replicate the observance planned in New York City for Wednesday morning.Summit County Commissioner Gary Lindstrom will recite from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms,” Keystone Citizens’ League president Bob Follett will speak from the Gettysburg Address and Keystone ski and mountain bike instructor Annie Black will recite from the Declaration of Independence.Local singer and Breckenridge Resort Chamber employee Jennifer Kirby will sing a patriotic song.Keystone spokeswoman Dawn Doty said the idea for the observance came from resort guests.”We have a couple of conference groups here, and some of those people were struggling with having a conference at that time, saying they didn’t want their employees away from family on the first anniversary,” she said. “We’re doing this to provide a place for our local community, guests and employees to be together on the first anniversary of the event that changed the course of U.S. history.”Jane Reuter can be reached at 668-3998, ext. 229, or by e-mail at—Hikers to go back up in remembranceFRISCO – Kurt Kizer is looking for an American flag.FRISCO – Kurt Kizer is looking for an American flag.Kizer was one of the organizers of last year’s hike to the summit of Peak One to erect an American flag. After almost a year of flapping in the wind and elements, that flag is not holding up too well.”It’s pretty tattered,” Kizer said.Kizer is organizing another hike up Peak One Wednesday. This hike will not only commemorate Sept. 11 tragedy, but also replace the flag on the summit.”It’s going to be such a dreary day,” Kizer said of the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. “This will give it sort of a positive note.”The new flag will symbolize the persevering strength of Americans, and Kizer said it will remind those in Summit County to remember freedom and those who were victims Sept. 11.Many people have commented to Kizer on Peak One’s flag since it was erected it last year.”Everybody really likes it,” he said. “In fact, most people were pretty impressed we got it up there at all.”People in Frisco can usually see the flag with their naked eyes, and those in other towns can see it using binoculars and telescopes.Kizer said the hike is open to the public and dogs as well. There will be refreshments and snacks before and after the hike. Kizer said he plans to have a moment of silence while on the peak, and hikers will be welcome to share their music, poems and thoughts.Lu Snyder can be reached at 970-668-3998 x203 or—When & Where- What: Sept. 11 hike up Peak One- When: 7 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11- Where: Meet at the Mount Royal trailhead at the south end of 2nd Avenue.- Dogs are welcome- To donate a 9-by-16-foot American flag for the peak, call Kurt Kizer at(970) 389-2207.

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