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Local Lady Follows Stephen Siller’s 9/11 Footsteps
It will be the 3rd year that local lady Julie Lorraine will be following in the footsteps of Stephen Siller with the 9/11 Tribute Museum team to help raise money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation.
It’s a foundation that the Siller Family started to honour the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001, after strapping on his 60lbs of gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
When the event first started there were just over 300 participants, that has grown to where in the last two years Julie tells us there have been over 40,000 participants from all over the world including members of the Hampshire Fire & Police who come together to support their brothers.
All the money raised goes to the Stephen Siller Foundation where they support the military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb.
The run/walk, she tells me, is just over 3 miles starting on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel; it is 1.76 miles long and runs under the Hudson River, out around Battery Park City to Murray & West Street right by what was the entrance to the North Tower.
The amazing and humbling part of the event is coming out of the Tunnel as you see 343 Firefighters, 23 NYPD officers and 37 PAPD officers all in full dress uniform cheering you on, telling you that they are proud of you.