Annual World Trade Center Memorial Stair Climb


LOW TO MID-60s ACROSS THE ISLAND. CINDY AND ANDREA, BACK TO YOU. THANK YOU. HUNDREDS OF FIRST RESPONDERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL HONOR 9/11 VICTIMS TODAY. THEY ARE TAKING PART IN THE ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. CBS 2’S MARC LIVERMAN IS THERE AND JOINS US LIVE. GOOD MORNING, MARK. GOOD MORNING, CINDY AND ANDREA. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE THING ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN AN HOUR FROM RIGHT NOW. WE ARE IN FRONT OF THE MEMORIAL. YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE FIREFIGHTERS THAT WILL BE TAKING PART IN THIS. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 400 FIREFIGHTERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT ARE GOING TO BE CLIMBING 80 FLOORS AND THAT IS THE BUILDING RIGHT THERE IN THE DISTANCE THAT THEY WILL BE CLIMBING. THE FIRST HEAT GOES OFF ABOUT 10:00 THIS MORNING. AGAIN, PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND OF COURSE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. WE HAVE CHIEF ADAM ROTH TO TALK TO US ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING — YOU HAVE DONE THIS FOUR YEARS. TELL ME ABOUT IT. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT HONORING THOSE WHO FELL ON 9/11, NOT JUST 9/11 BUT ALL THE PEOPLE AS A RESULT OF THAT DAY, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE FIRST RESPONDERS WHO 10 YEARS LATER ARE NO LONGER WITH US. YOU TALK ABOUT THE SOLDIERS, A LOT OF PEOPLE CARRYING MILITARY FLAGS IN MY GROUP ARE RETIRED MILITARY OR CURRENTLY SERVINGS. TWO GUYS ARE GETTING READY TO DEPLOY. CHIEF, TELL ME WHAT IT’S LIKE FOR YOU, WHEN YOU GO UP EMOTIONALLY. WHAT IS IT LIKE AS YOU GO UP THOSE FLOORS FULL GEAR KNOWING THAT THEY WENT THROUGH A SIMILAR THING ON THAT DAY. THE ANSWER IS, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. EVERY FLOOR THAT YOU GO, THERE IS A PICTURE OF SOMEBODY THAT IS NO LONGER WITH US. SO, IT KEEPS YOU GOING BUT WE ALWAYS SAY NEVER FORGET. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. CHIEF, THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. GOOD LUCK TODAY. GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU. WE WILL HAVE A LOT MORE COMING UP, HALF HOUR BEFORE IT STARTS

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