2019 will mark the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks.
The extraordinary attacks on September 11, 2001 in New York City and Washington DC, and the downing of a hijacked plane in Pennsylvania, shook the nation and had global consequences. But for the people living in the towns and cities where the attacks actually occurred, the day has a particularly powerful resonance.
What Happened: Four jet planes were hijacked on September 11 2001 by nineteen Al Queda suicide bombers who were terrorist operatives. The targets were iconic. Two planes were intentionally crashed into New York City’s World Trade Center North and South Towers, causing their collapse. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington. A fourth plane crashed in Bucks County in Western Pennsylvania, when passengers fought the highjackers for control of the cockpit.
Over three thousand civilians lost their lives on September 11. Millions more, including thousands of firsts responders, were impacted by the events of that day, in ways both measurable and immeasurable. Many suffered shock and trauma, the loss of loved ones, businesses destroyed. First responders and rescue team members also suffered ongoing health consequences from working at the site of the World Trade Center.
The entire nation mourns the victims of September 11th, 2001. But because history happens at a very specific time and place, the sites of the attacks hold a special significance.
Texas Firewalkers will honor those 343 FDNY Firefighters that passed away on 9-11-2001 by having participants carrying all 343 accountability tags for the FDNY firefighters. We will also honor the 2018 Texas First Responder Line of Duty Deaths. We are trying to fill all 343 spots this year and we need your support to accomplish this by registering to climb 110 flight of stairs. The event is open to First Responders, Fitness Clubs, Organizations and the general public.
Please visit http://tfwstairclimb.org/index.html for more information and to register.God Bless America!