A Patriot’s Honor

This Sunday is September 11th, exactly 10 years after the tragic events in New York City. All around the country, Americans of all ages will remember those 2,977 people that gave their lives that day. Whether you know someone who passed away that day or not, everyone was affected by it. This is a day when we honor those unlucky enough to be caught up in the disaster, as well as those who gave their lives trying to help others.

In order to commemorate this occasion, 343 cities across the nation will be holding the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run on Saturday, September 10. This event began in 2002, and retraces the final footsteps of a very brave firefighter who was last seen running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the towers with 75 pounds of equipment strapped to his back. Since then, this 5k run has become a yearly tribute to everyone who lost their lives that day 10 years ago, with proceeds going to The Stephen Siller Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Since the events in 2001, September 11th has been known as Patriot Day, and is a day of remembrance and commemoration. Everyone has their own way of remembering and honoring people. One way the Government does so is to fly all American flags on Government buildings and the White House at half-staff, as a symbol of respect and mourning. How do you honor those who lost their lives on 9/11? Where were you when the towers fell? Leave a comment below and tell us how you were affected by the tragedy.

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