September 08, 2016
BENEFITING: Rotary Firefighters Home
EVENT DATE: Sep 11, 2016
Thank you for visiting my 9/11 Memorial Climb fundraiser! This event is 100% funded by donation. I climb because they climbed...
On September 11, 2001, 19 men hijacked four fuel-loaded commercial airlines bound for west coast destinations. A total of 2,977 people are killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. At the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people are killed when hijacked flights are intentionally crashed in the north and south towers. Of those who perish during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 are New York City firefighters, another 23 are New York City police officers and 37 others are officers at the Port Authority. At the Pentagon in Washington, 184 people are killed when another hijacked flight crashes into the building. Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 die when the plane crashes into a field. It is believed that the hijackers crashed the plane in that location, rather than their unknown target, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the flight deck. On 9/11/2016 I will climb over 110 floors of stairs to pay tribute to not only our fallen heroes, but all 2,753 souls that perished in the towers on 9/11/01. Please consider making a donation to our cause. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
RUBY A. GUARNERO