Even those without a gym membership are invited to complete 110 flights of stairs, in remembrance of first responders who lost their lives 19 years ago.
“These firefighters went into the towers to save lives knowing that they would end up losing their own lives,” said Pawan.
“People thank us and tell us heroes. We appreciate that, but you know we signed up to do this. It’s what we wanted to do, help people,” said Bergner.
Durant fire provided fire uniforms for the day for stair climbers to wear.
“Next year’s gonna be the 20th anniversary so we’ve got a whole generation of kids out there that don’t know about 9/11, and that’s another big reason that we do this,” said Pawan.
They want to continue this tradition every year, in hopes of keeping the memory of our patriotism alive in generations to come.
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