Above you will find the link to the 2012 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Richmond Virginia. If you do not know what the Stair Climb is, it is an event that raises money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to assist with the families of our fallen brothers. Additionally this money goes tot he FDNY Counseling Unit that is run almost completely on donations. It is also your chance to remember the 343 firefighters that were murdered on 9/11/01 when the terrorists attacked the World Trade Center.
Most every one had or has a “Never Forget” shirt, sticker, or hat, now is the chance to put your money where your mouth is and truly honor our brothers by climbing 110 stories with one of the fallens picture with you.
Still do not want to climb? Brian Brush from www.fireservicewarrior.com explains in this video why you should climb and why there are no excuses.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U917_7mks-8]
Brian is dead on! We have thousands of firefighters just in the Metro Richmond area, can you think of any reason why thousands of firefighters who promised to never forget, would not be fighting to be a part of this event? Can you think of any reason why all 343 members names of the fallen should not be represented by a firefighter from this area?
Now is the time to show if you are really a firefighter and apart of this brotherhood or if you are just talking. Participating in this event is literally walking the walk of brotherhood.
Like Brian says in the video, if you do not feel you can make the climb send in your $25 and I will carry your firefighters photo with me. I will do Brian one better though, there is a ton of time to get ready for this climb so I am making the offer to anyone who is willing to take it to come and train with you. I will even organize group workouts if enough interest is shown. So email me, tweet me, comment on the blog with you contact info and I will come train for this climb with you!
It is not about racing, it is not about athletic accomplishment, it is about honor, and respect to our fallen brothers. Every firefighter in America promised to never forget the sacrifice the 343 made, are you ready to keep that promise?
Print this flyer off and put it up in your firehouse, sign up for the climb, and climb with 343 of your brothers on September 9th 2012 and make sure you keep the promise we all made to the 343, not by just talking about it, but by showing that we have not and will never forget them, or there families.
You can bet NOTHING will keep me away from this event, and will be on the stairs on Sept. 9th 2012!
As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!