BENEFITING: Texas LODD Task Force
EVENT DATE: Sep 05, 2015
The Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is an event to honor the brave men and women that served the City of New York and lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. On that fateful morning, thousands of people started their day with business as usual. They navigated the busy streets of New York City, not knowing the tragic events that would soon take place. With the initial strike of the World Trade Center, thousands of people had their worlds turned upside down. Many of them placed into roles they would never imagine to be in. As 911 calls went out, the men and women of the FDNY, NYPD, and numerous other departments that serve the citizens of New York City came to answer them. They responded to the incident, not looking to be a hero, but to perform the duties they were called to do. Of those that responded with actions of bravery, 343 Firefighters lost their lives. 70 Law Enforcement Officers lost their lives. 9 Emergency Medical Technichians lost their lives. It is for the selfless acts of these men and women that we have the humbled priviledge to climb in their place. Each one is represented by a member of their respected field. This year marks the 5th Annual Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. They have taken it a step further to include those that have lost their lives due to illnesses connected to their exposure at Ground Zero.
Over the past several years, our department has had several members participate in the climb. Each one of them have come away from this event with a new perspective of what those men and women faced on 9/11. This year we are proud to have 6 of our firefighters participating.
We are raising money for Firefighter Ministries Inc.- Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force. In the past, the organizers of the climb have asked each climber to try and raise at least $1.00 per floor (110 floors). Any amount that you are able and willing to donate is greatly appreciated.
We are extremely grateful for your generosity and assistance in meeting (possibly exceeding) our goal, as we remain constant in our effort to "NEVER FORGET".