PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Americans stopped for moment on Monday to remember September 11th and those who lost their lives. It was also a day that demonstrated the courage of our heroes, requiring first responders to be on the front lines.
Saturday morning, hundreds of people in Panama City Beach honored them by climbing 110 stories at Edgewater Beach Resort.
It's the same number of stairs first responders climbed to rescue people in the world trade centers. Everyone who wanted to climb made a 30 dollar donation to the national fallen firefighters organization and local law enforcement.
"Our motto is "never forget." So we promised the families of the fallen 16 years ago, that we would never forget them. And every year this is our way of showing them hey it's been 16 years and we are keeping our promise that we will never forget the sacrifice they made that day," said Event Coordinator Terry Paris.
Many firefighters wore their bunker gear, saying they want to experience what firefighters went through. Overall, more than 400 people from more than a dozen states participated.
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