Tunnel to Towers run big success in West Salem

  • Source: Coulee News
  • Published: 09/23/2016 07:08 AM

More than 350 of people gathered in West Salem for the first ever Tunnel to Towers walk/run earlier this month to remember the men and woman who gave their lives in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks. At 8:46 a.m., the very moment when in 2001 the first plane struck the the first tower, the wail of a fire engine signaled the start. The event honors Stephen Siller and all the fallen firefighters and first responders who gave their lives to save those trapped in the collapsed towers. Siller was an off-duty firefighter who was on his way home for a golf outing with his brothers when he caught word of the attacks. He gathered his equipment and made his way to to the Brooklyn Tunnel. Finding it blocked, he abandoned his truck and carried more than 60 pounds of equipment two miles through the tunnel to reach the towers.


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