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Tunnels to Towers Run 2013
"On September 11th, firefighter Stephen Siller had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was on his way to play golf with his brothers on that bright clear day when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. When he heard the news, he called his wife Sally to tell her he would be late because he had to help those in need. He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear, then took his final heroic steps to the World Trade Center. When Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, it was already closed to traffic . With sixty pounds of gear strapped to his back, he ran through the Tunnel, hoping to meet up with his own company.
Stephen laid down his life on 9/11. Ever since, the Siller Family has honored his legacy with the Tunnel to Towers Run. The event supports children who have lost a parent, firefighters and military who have been seriously injured and sacrificed their quality of life in the line of duty." - Sponsor CBS News
This year, the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department put together a team of 16 people to fund raise and participate in the race on Sunday, September 29th. The team raised over $1100 and proudly represented Pleasantville in the race with 30,000 fire fighters, police, first responders and community members.
Sept 29: Tunnels to Towers
Sept 29: Touch a Truck Fire Prevention