In case you missed it last night here is the video story from the local news (CBS 6) here in Richmond on the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. In it you will witness several firefighters making the climb, and a couple of interviews. One of the interviews is with my wife Karen who also made the climb. I mentioned here: http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/richmond-va-911-memorial-stair-climb-2/ that once we were done with the climb we stayed and cheered on the rest of the climbers, and since she was doing such a good job of cheering the reporter asked to mic her up. Karen also wrote about her feelings about the climb and 9/11 as a whole check that out here: http://stickysidedown.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/today-we-are-one/
Like I said in my original post Karen has a unique perspective on all of this. While I was in the fire service (as a volunteer) I was away at school studying Fire Science, but she was already in the working world and actually went to the Pentagon to help with relief efforts. She actually with her own eyes saw the damage, and participated in the recovery. A lot of people talk about stuff like that, but she lived it.
Thanks to all the great comments I have received about the original post, it was just speaking from the heart which sometimes gets me in trouble but this time seemed to work out ok. Do not forget to follow along on twitter @averagejakeff.
As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!