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Hi Everyone-
 
September 11th will always mark the anniversary of a day that most of us promised to never forget.  In order to honor New York’s bravest who sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001 , and help support the families who survived them I have signed up for the 2013 Dallas Memorial Stair Climb on September 7, 2013. 
 
Firefighters from across the nation will come together to participate in an extremely physical challenge and intense reflection of the events on September 11 as they climb 110 stories in 40-60 pounds of their protective bunker gear.  This climb is symbolic of the 110 story climb that many NY Firemen made as they responded to the attacks on the Twin Towers.
 
The Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a race, but rather a tribute honoring the sacrifices of the fallen firefighters.  The event features numerous symbolic elements specific to 9/11.  Some of these elements include:
 
-        Participants will be given a biographical sketch and accountability tag of a NYC firefighter who gave their life on September 11th (343) or who has passed since due to their response and exposure at “Ground Zero” (69 as of 9/11/11).
-        Climber groups will be assembled based upon the name they are climbing for, with all of the fallen’s names placed into the same company assignments as those on 9/11/01.  Groups will remain together throughout the climb arriving at the top together.
-        The moment that each tower fell (9:59am and 10:28am) climbers will stop, activate their PASS devices (firefighter distress alarm), taps will be played and a moment of silence observed.
-        The ringing of the last alarm 5-5-5-5.
-        As firefighters reach the top they will pace their accountability tag on a board and ring a bell indicating that the firefighter they climbed for has made it to the top.
 
Please support me in my climb by donating below.  The money that I raise will be given to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force and the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. 

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