9/11 Memorial Stair Climb held at Snodgrass Tower

911 Stair Climb
Posted at 5:28 AM, Sep 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-12 07:04:07-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Sunday marks 21 years since the attacks on September 11, and several events are happening throughout Nashville in remembrance.

One event honored the fallen firefighters by having participants climb 2,200 steps — which is equivalent to 110 flights of stairs. That’s the route taken by 343 New York firefighters at the World Trade Center that lost their lives that day.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb happened at 9 a.m. at the Snodgrass Tower by the Capitol downtown. The opening ceremony began at 8:45 a.m.

To sign up to honor the fallen heroes, registrations will be accepted on-site, or you can sign up here.

The event brought together local first responders to compare their strength and agility with the heroes of that day. It also brought together the community to support their loved ones and honor the heroes of our country's past tragedy. Everyone who climbed carried a photograph in remembrance of one of the fallen firefighters.

The event honors thousands of responders that died after the attack as well, due to the toxic air and materials.