If you don’t know about Stephen Siller’s story you are missing out on a heroic story about an FDNY firefighter who ultimately perished on 9/11. Read his story here.
On September 11th, firefighter Stephen Siller had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was on his way to play golf with his brothers on that bright clear day when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. When he heard the news, he called his wife Sally to tell her he would be late because he had to help those in need. He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear, then took his final heroic steps to the World Trade Center. When Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, it was already closed to traffic . With sixty pounds of gear strapped to his back, he ran through the Tunnel, hoping to meet up with his own company, Squad 1. Read more
The 10th Annual Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run was just held on September 25th.
This year there were 30,000 participants in the event. Below are some videos from start to finish taken by one of the participants. The video isn’t the best, but it isn’t bad for POV of someone running in the event. I only wish I could have participated on the 10th anniversary. Maybe next year!