Twenty-two years ago today, the world changed forever. On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City, killing nearly 3,000 people, including 343 firefighters.
The NFFF 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs are a way 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.
Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of a 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 we will never forget.
This year, the stair climb will take place at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Golden, Colorado. The climb will begin at 8:46 am, the time that the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Participants will climb the stairs in silence, reflecting on the events of 9/11 and the sacrifices that were made.
The stair climb is a challenging one, but it is also a rewarding one. It is a way to honor the fallen firefighters, to show your support for their families, and to make a difference in the world.