Tunnel to Towers Scheduled for June 4th
Tomorrow, June 4th, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will hold its third annual Tower Climb at New York's One World Observatory according to the event's website. Hundreds of participants are expected to take part in the climb to honor a firefighter who died in 9/11, with all proceeds going to injured service members. The climb celebrates the life and sacrifice of FDNY Captain Billy Burke.
“While responding to the attacks at the Trade Center, Captain Burke stayed behind to save others on the 27th floor of the north tower, while commanding other firefighters to get out of the building,” according to the event’s website. “He was already aware that the south tower had collapsed. He lost his life moments later. Captain Burke’s selflessness is legendary among those in his profession.”
Burke's courageous actions displayed his selfless attitude. He put other people's lives before his own, only reaffirming his legendary status in the ranks of the FDNY.
The depth of emotion you will feel as you make your way up the steps of the building that symbolizes strength and hope, and the resiliency and invincibility of the American spirit will be beyond words. Looking down at the two reflecting pools that mark the footprints of where the Twin Towers once stood, from the 102nd floor, is a sight to behold. - Tunnels2Towers
While the event is limited to 1,000 participants, the story of Captain Burke's heroism is important to share nonetheless. Even if you can't make the climb, keep this man, his family, and so many others who lost their lives on this day close to your hearts tomorrow. If you do want to register we've provided information below:
General Inquiries: (718) 987-1931.