Wayne's 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
The Charlotte Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a timed race event, but a way for firefighters 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 the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. The tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY firefighter, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 10 EMS are honored and that the world knows that we will never forget. The proceeds of this event helps the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation provide assistance to the surviving families and co-workers of the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.
Last year the opening ceremonies were very emotional for me.
This year, I will once again be climbing with the Wilmington FD in full turnout gear.
The climb was very challenging as well as inspiring. As I climbed the 110 floors with the ID Tag of a fallen FDNY brother, I could only imagine what he and his fellow heroes endured on that horrific day.
The Stair Climbs fund the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of your local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit.
I am extremely grateful to all of you that have already made a donation to this great cause.
Your support is overwhelming and greatly appreciated.
Thanks to you, I have collected $1360 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation!
Wish me luck!
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.