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September 19, 2016
BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
EVENT: New York City 2016
EVENT DATE: Sep 25, 2016
343 FDNY (Fire Department NY)
23 NYPD (New York PD)
37 PAPD (Port Authority PD)
I see their faces when I come out of the tunnel in Manhattan--flags bearing their names and photos held by their brothers and sisters lining the road. I think about the way they died. I see them, until my eyes well up with tears and I see only a blur of red, white, and blue made up of these flags, the firefighters and police officers in their dress uniforms, and our American flag.
These 403 men and women who went to work on September 11, 2001 not wanting to be heroes were just the beginning.
Since 9/11 our country has lost so many more heroes. Men and women dedicated to preserving our way of life with no regard for the sacrifice they may be called on to make. Soldiers, first responders, and doctors have fallen and been severely wounded on the front lines of the battle for freedom and far from it. They have always been running to the fight, never away.
I run this race to help them once again appreciate the mundane actions you and I take for granted. Making a cup of coffee in the morning. Emptying the dishwasher. Or taking the dog out for a walk. Help me help those who never thought twice about helping others.
Big or small, every single dollar you give will make a difference.
About the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
The goal of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to continue Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and service members. Building for America’s Bravest, a proud program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members.
The mission of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.