Please join me- and remember
I will always remember that day. I was working, on my route, and I heard the details in pieces all through the day. I got home in time to see the last building fall. The saddest thing I remember that night was seeing all the NYC hospitals activated and waiting for casualties/victims that would never come. My high school, Xaverian, in Brooklyn, lost several alumni that day. The class of '74 lost 4, including 1 First Responder. Several years ago when I found the Red Rocks Stair climb,I realized it was something I could do to honor the memory of those we lost. It's not easy- I've only been able to do the full climb once, but I feel honored to do it. It's a moving and and inspiring ceremony, and watching the local firefighters do the climb in full gear is amazing. Hope you can join me, or support the cause, or just think of, and thank, those that give their lives for us everyday. Some think I should send out emails asking for donations, and if you can- great- but please remember those who do such selfless and amazing work for us every day.
The Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a timed race event, but a way for firefighters and the community to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live.
Each participant pays tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing or walking the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters is honored and that the world knows that we will never forget. The proceeds of these events help the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation create and maintain programs that support fire service survivors. Your support of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb provides assistance to the surviving families and co-workers of the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.
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