Valley Stream, New York 2021-09-11 23:21:12 –
(WSPA) – The entire Upstate community held various ceremonies and events to honor the victims of the 9/11 attack on the 20th anniversary.
At Greenville, the Boiling Springs Fire Department gathered with members of the community on Saturday in front of Pelham Road’s headquarters station for a special ceremony to commemorate the victims. They began the ritual at 8:46 am, the exact time the North Tower was attacked.
In addition, Greenville Drive held a “stair climb” in Fluerfield to show support for 9/11 first responders. More than 600 people gathered and climbed the stairs of the ball park. The goal was to climb the equivalent of 110 stories, which is the height of the World Trade Center.
“Twenty years ago, we know that 343 firefighters, 37 Port Authority personnel, 23 NYPD personnel, and eight paramedics died trying to make a difference.” Said Lieutenant Mika Raines of the Greenville City Fire Department. “Not to mention all the civilians and all the people who worked that day to make a difference, so this is what they gave and what they did, and what they were pleased with in the event of an emergency or crisis. Reflects. “
This event is an annual tradition and is attended by fire departments across the country.
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