It will most likely go down as the worst day in America's history. The day 2.996 people were murdered in a supposed act of terrorism. 9/11 changed everything about the country. The way we view each other, the culture, and security measures. Kalamazoo is doing what they can do to honor the New York Fire Department firefighters who faced true terror and selflessly gave their lives that day.

On the 17th anniversary of the attacks, the Wings Event Center will be holding the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, as they describe on their Facebook event page as:

a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters is honored and that the world knows that we will never forget.
The Stair Climb benefits the FDNY CSU, helps with costs for FDNY families to attend Memorial Weekend and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.

On site registration begins at 7 a.m., climbing starts at 9 a.m., and ends at 1 p.m.

BONUS VIDEO: 2015 Kalamazoo 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb