Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-12 09:35:26 –
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) — Local first responders and community members climb more than 100 stairs on the annual Myrtle Beach 9.11 Memorial Staircase to honor those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks. Climbed.
“They climbed but didn’t come back,” said event organizer Stephen Schusler.
110 episodes in total. It corresponds to the floor of the World Trade Center, where hundreds of first responders died to rescue thousands of people trapped in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
“I’m impressed that it’s been 20 years this week, and I think a lot of people can remember where they were,” says Schuessler.
First responders, community members, and visitors to the Myrtle Beach area all took part in their annual stair climbs.
Daniel Perez, a Myrtle Beach firefighter, said:
The rise started just at 8:46 am. At the same time, the first plane collided with the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
“I was in New York that day and saw everything happen, and it’s forever rooted in my memory,” said event attendee John Kim.
The annual rise serves as a way to remember fallen first responders lost during a terrorist attack.
“I sat at the coffee table and glued it to the TV while watching this until the tower collapsed,” said Schusler.
And even now, 20 years later, the phrase “never forget” still applies.
“I’m thrilled to know that people haven’t forgotten 20 years and they still care,” said event attendee Debra Darcy.
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