~~My husband and I started participating in the Tunnel to Towers run to honor Stephen Siller and all the people who lost their lives on 9/11/2001. As a firefighter’s wife this run holds a special meaning to me. Over the years what this run stands for has grown by leaps and bounds. Now we run not only to honor Stephen and the innocent victims of 9/11, but to honor those who have lost their lives since. The men and women who spent countless hours working at Ground Zero and have died from cancer and for our BRAVE soldiers…..soldiers that enlisted due to the events of 9/11.
This year we are also running in memory of an amazing young man, Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Burgess was from Cleburne, Texas. Bryan made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and in doing so, he left behind a family, a Gold Star Family.
I have a brother who spent his career in the Army and a nephew who recently got out of the Army. When they both became civilians I was able to sleep a lot better. When I heard about Bryan and his family, my heart ached knowing they would not have that gift. Every night when I put my head on the pillow I think about Bryan’s family and the thousands of families who will not feel that sense of relief. But I know they have incredible pride for their fallen family members as do I.
Please help us in honoring all these brave men and woman by joining Team Burgess and running in a Tunnel to Towers 5k or make a donation to our team. The funds raised help many people in many ways. A big part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is building smart homes for soldiers with multiple amputees.
Thank you for your support.
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