Skyline 9/11 Memorial Pays Tribute to Rescuers

Students, local firefighters and police officers, and others participated in a stair climb to mirror the number of flights of stairs rescuers had to climb in each building of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Skyline College students decided to use their feet to remember the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Tuesday by honoring the firefighters and police officers who risked their lives to rescue people from the World Trade Center on that tragic day.

The school's event was titled, "We Climb Because They Climbed," and local firefighters, police officers and volunteers joined the students in walking the stairs in the campus quad to mirror how rescuers had to climb the stairs of the Twin Towers after terrorists crashed planes into them, causing the buildings to collapse.

They walked until they climbed 110 flights of stairs, the number of flights in each building of the World Trade Center. 

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