Group holds moving 9/11 tribute at Sedgwick County Park

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

As we remember the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Wichita chapter of Team RWB is conducting a moving tribute as a way of remembrance.

A total of 2,977 people died on September 11, 2001 in New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania.

From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Team Red, White and Blue will keep "old glory" moving around Sedgwick County Park's four-mile loop.

Volunteers take turns carrying the flag, either walking or running around the track. The designated hand-off point will be about every hour near the Extension Education Center on 21st Street. 

"'It's a very tragic thing, and we're just here in support and to show our brothers and sisters that we have each other when we don't have anything else," said Ryan Arnold , one of the runners. 

Feel free to join in carrying the flag or just run along with the team.

Volunteers with Team RWB encourage everyone to reflect on the events of September 11 and remember the lives lost.

"Even as hard as it is on Facebook to see those photos of that day, we've got to remember that, we have to remember how hard that day was," said Shannon Weltch with RBW. 

Also Wednesday morning, Winfield Fire and EMS will take part in the annual stair climb. That's happening from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southwestern College's Christy Administration Building in Winfield.

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