VIDEO: First responders from across Virginia made their way to Richmond Sunday to pay tribute to their brothers and sisters killed in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
More than 450 people signed up for the 9th annual Richmond 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to trek up 22 flights of stairs five times in honor of the first responders who climbed the 110-story Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.
"It's an opportunity for people to come and to have a place and to do something and... not just to think about the day and let it pass," Lt. Mike Oprandi with Richmond Fire Department said. "This is actually something where people can come and get a feel for what those guys went through that day."
Susan Glazier, who attended the event in support of her sister and a family friend, said first responders should be lauded for their service.