Dozens of Fayetteville police officers and fire fighters paid tribute Wednesday morning, September 11, to the first responders who were at the World Trade Center in New York City 18 years ago. Now an annual tradition, these Fayetteville first responders were joined by members of other local public safety agencies in a climb up Stone Mountain while wearing uniforms and full turnout gear.
Public response to traditional media and social media coverage of the climb was tremendous. In less than 24 hours, pictures posted on the City of Fayetteville Facebook page had reached a record-setting 54,000 people with more than 14,000 post engagements. A video of the climb posted on the Stone Mountain Facebook page had been viewed around 240,000 times in this same time frame.
Also on Wednesday, Fayetteville Public Safety personnel attended the annual first responders breakfast at Whitewater High School and a first-ever luncheon hosted by Brightmoor Hospice at the American Legion Log Cabin in Downtown Fayetteville.
Thanks to all who made efforts to show appreciate and support for our public safety first responders!