Sign Up for the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk
The annual Tunnel to Towers 5K takes place this year on Sunday, September 25, giving participants the opportunity to run or walk in commemoration of New York firefighter Stephen Siller, as well as the 343 members of FDNY and law enforcement who lost their lives on September 11. This is the annual run/walk’s 20th anniversary; the event began in 2002 to memorialize Siller’s heroics during the attack on the Twin Towers.
CBS News has some of Siller’s story:
The attacks on the World Trade Center came blaring over Stephen Siller’s radio – just as he had gotten off the late shift at Squad 1 in Park Slope, Brooklyn – halting his trip to play golf with his three brothers.
Without hesitation, Siller turned his truck around and raced towards the burning towers but was stopped at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Siller wouldn’t be deterred from his duty to save lives. He strapped on 60 pounds of firefighting gear and ran through the tunnel and into history.
Details to sign up or donate can be found at the Tunnel to Towers website. Proceeds from the event support the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which is committed to helping first responders and catastrophically injured service members.
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