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Binghamton 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Honors Fallen FDNY Brothers

Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, firefighters from all across the Southern Tier will convene at the Binghamton State Office Building on Hawley Street downtown to climb 110 stories as a tribute to their fallen brothers who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Some climbers will use air pack or carry hoses; many will wear full gear.

The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb isn’t a race, it’s an opportunity to honor and remember the 343 FDNY members who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live.

The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is sponsored by the Binghamton Fire Department and the climb is seven times from the 3rd floor to the 18th and then an additional five more stories for a total of 110.

Those who participate in the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb not only remember the sacrifice of an FDNY brother but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Each person who participates in this stair climb is ensuring that each of the 343 firefighters is never forgotten.

The proceeds of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will help the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation create and maintain programs that support fire service survivors and their families. Monies raised will also help support the FDNY CSU.

You can learn more about how you to honor the memory of those who lost their lives that fateful day through donation or by participating in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb here.

[via National Fallen Firefighters Foundation]

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