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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb 2014 - Dallas

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BENEFITING: Texas LODD Task Force

EVENT: Dallas Memorial Stair Climb - September 6th, 2014

EVENT DATE: Sep 06, 2014

David Christie

THE STORY:

Everyone remembers what they were doing on September 11, 2001.


It was mid afternoon and I was working at a power station in the North East of Scotland. It was early afternoon when we started to hear that a plane had crashed in New York. I called my wife who was at home, watching the news. The second plane hit as we talked. She hung up so she could try to call her family in the US and I went back to work.

Needless to say there wasn't much productivity for the rest of the day. Countlessly refreshing the BBC web page yielded nothing as thousands of people overloaded the internet trying to get information. This was in the UK, prior to broadband. Fiber optics were but a pipe dream - we still had a dial up connection at home!

I clearly remember watching the news that evening, trying to take in the images as the camera silently panned over Ground Zero. No newscaster spoke. What could they say?

We moved to the USA a couple of years later to start a family. After a few more years working behind a desk, I decided I wanted to do something more worthwhile in life. The opportunity presented itself to join the Fire Service and I took it. It's a decision that I have not regretted in the 14 months I've been on the line.


Honoring tradition is very strong in the Fire Service. I've read a number of books about the events of 9/11 in New York City. I am humbled by the scale of the tragedy - the number of firefighters killed alone is more than currently serve with my department. I try to imagine if I was in their boots. What were they thinking? Would I have had the courage they showed to climb the towers with my brothers?


343 active duty Firefighters will be climbing 110 floors in September. I am privileged to have secured a spot to climb. This is my first time climbing and I hope to honor the 343 FDNY Firefighters who perished, and to raise funds for the Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force.

 

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  • J.N. Long

    $25

  • Kathy Foote

    $45

  • Ben Miller

    $50

  • Neil Thomson

    $15

  • Bryce & Cooper Womack

    $15

  • Alison McBain

    $25

  • Curtis and Valerie Hawk

    $30

  • Roxanne Hughes

    $50

  • Ruth Christie

    $100

  • Beth Christie

    $50

  • The Alanis Family

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172% Raised of $250 Goal

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The Team: $430 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

The Alanis Family

The Alanis Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Beth Christie

Beth Christie

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Ruth Christie

Ruth Christie

DONATION: $100

So proud of you anyway and this makes me even prouder x 3 years ago

Roxanne Hughes

Roxanne Hughes

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Curtis and Valerie Hawk

Curtis and Valerie Hawk

DONATION: $30

What an awesome tribute to those who gave all that day. Good Luck! 3 years ago

Alison McBain

Alison McBain

DONATION: $25

Well done Bob! 3 years ago

Bryce & Cooper Womack

Bryce & Cooper Womack

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Neil Thomson

Neil Thomson

DONATION: $15

I remember that day at Peterhead well Dave. Life moves on, but we mustn't forget. Good on you mate! 3 years ago

Ben Miller

Ben Miller

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Chris Mello 3 years ago

Kathy Foote

Kathy Foote

DONATION: $45

3 years ago