Posted at: 09/11/2013 11:02 PM
Updated at: 09/11/2013 11:09 PM
By: Eyewitness Sports
Sports teams nationally and locally paid tribute to the heroes of September 11th, 2001 and remembered those who lost their lives 12 years ago.
Major League Baseball had on-field ceremonies at all 15 of their scheduled games.
In Hoyt Lakes, the Minnesota Iron Rangers Junior-A hockey team paid tribute at their preseason home opener with the Fort Frances Lakers. Hoyt Lakes Police Chief Steve Stoks participated in the ceremonial puck dropping as first responders were recognized as were the men and women of the Armed Forces, as well as Fire, Law Enforcement and Medical personnel who put their lives on the line during the 9/11 attacks 12 years ago.
In Alexandria, the Fire Department paid tribute by training and working out in a unique way. 10 active members and one retired member climbed the stairs of the Vikings Towers, which is the town's tallest building. They wore their full gear and climbed 343 stairs, one for each firefighter who lost their life on 9/11. Since the Viking Towers has approximately 200 stairs, they needed to make two climbs to reach 343. They didn't count any stairs going down for their total, only stairs going up.