Firefighters to climb 110 flights of stairs to honor 9/11 fallen

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – As the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 approaches, people all over the country are remembering a day that changed the world.

Firefighters from Tennessee and eight other states will climb 110 flights of stairs at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower Saturday in honor of the 343 firefighters who died in the Twin Towers in 2001.

In order to climb 110 flights, crews will have to make four trips up and down the stairs at the Snodgrass building.

Each participant will carry their usual 50 pounds of gear and a lanyard with the picture and name of a 9/11 firefighter.

Saturday will mark the second year for the memorial climb.

The event is open to the public; the climb will start at 9 a.m.

In 2010, firefighters climbed the same number of stairs in the Pinnacle Building.

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