Greensboro Firefighters 72-Flight Stair Climb to Never Forget 9/11

Greensboro 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb

GREENSBORO, NC -- Step by step, Greensboro firefighters honored the first responders who sacrificed their lives saving others on September 11, 2001. 

The annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb took place on September 3 at the Bellemeade Parking Deck on N. Greene and Elm Streets in downtown Greensboro. 

The idea is to climb the eight-floor parking deck nine times -- a total of 72 floors. The 72nd floor of the World Trade Tower was the highest floor of the World Trade Tower fire fighters were able to reach on 9/11. 

Each stair climber wore a badge with the name of one of the 343 firefighters and 72 police officers who lost their lives saving civilians on 9/11.

The fire department is offered an on-site service project for those who didn't want to climb. The project was to make goodie bags for homeless veterans.

Copyright 2016 WFMY


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