The participants will climb 110 floors or 2,200 steps – this corresponds to the 110 floors of the World Trade Center.
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pennsylvania – In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation holds its annual stair climbing at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster to honor fallen firefighters.
Firefighters from Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Virginia will gather on Sunday at 9 a.m. on the organization’s eleventh memorial stair climb in Lancaster.
The participants will climb 110 floors or 2,200 steps – this corresponds to the 110 floors of the World Trade Center. Each climber carries a photo of a firefighter who died on September 11th.
Online registration is closed, but people arriving on Sunday can pre-register.
The coordinators estimate that around 400 people will take part in the climb.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation executive director Ron Siarnicki hopes the event will help people who have lost their family members in service.
“It is meant to be a reminder of those who make the ultimate sacrifice, and their families will need some kind of support and help after the traumatic loss of their loved one,” says Siarnicki. “This is what the foundation does, honoring the fallen and helping families to rebuild their lives.”
If you do not agree to attend the stadium, you can also attend at your home or in the neighborhood. For more information, see the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation website.