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Kingsport firefighters undertake a climb to remember

Staff report • Sep 11, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Kingsport firefighters observed the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11 Saturday with the Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.

The event took place at the Holston Valley Medical Center parking garage, where participants climbed the steps multiple times for a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers.

Climb coordinator Andrew Catron said the stair climb provided an opportunity for the community “to demonstrate respect and admiration for these courageous men who gave their lives trying to save others.”

Climb proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the programs provided by the National Firefighters Foundation to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.

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