As the daughter of a firefighter and granddaughter of both a Marine and a Navy Pilot I have a very special place in my heart for our first responders and military. Please help me in my journey to raise money and to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. All Donations will go towards supporting and honoring military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
On September 11, 2001, Stephen had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was on his way to play golf with his brothers when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. When he heard the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later, and then returned to Squad 1 to get his gear.
Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it was already closed. So he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, rushed on foot through gridlocked traffic and ran from the Tunnel to the Towers where he gave up his life while saving others.