Tunnel To Towers Special 2016 Part 4


Call now. THE HIGH-RISE HEROES — THEY CHANCED DANGER AND DID NOT RUN AWAY FROM IT AND THEY RISK THEIR LIVES IN SAVED OTHERS AND THAT IS WHY WE TAKE EVERY SINGLE STEP FOR THOSE BECAUSE WE CAN. WELCOME BACK TO THE 15th ANNUAL STEPHEN SILLER TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN AND WE ARE STANDING IN THE SHADOW OF A WORLD JUST ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER. THE SECOND ANNUAL POWER CLIMB ALSO TOOK PLACE. RECENTLY. IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL DAY FOR ALL INVOLVED. THE FIRST ANNUAL TOWER CLIMB TOOK PLACE BEFORE THE FREEDOM TOWER EVEN OPENED ITS DOORS TO THE PUBLIC. THIS YEAR NEEDED A LITTLE PUSH FROM THE GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO TO ENSURE A SECOND CLIMB TOOK PLACE. WITHIN OUR I ON HONORING THE PAST AND CELEBRATING THE REBIRTH OF LOWER MANHATTAN, THE RACE WAS A ROUSING SUCCESS. THINK OF HOW SYMBOLIC THE BUILDING IS, GOING UP THE STAIRCASES AND THE MEMORY OF ALL OF THOSE WHO DIED ON 9/11 AND THE HEROISM OF THAT WAS IN THE NORTH TOWER AND THE SOUTH TOWER AND IN THE STAIRWELLS. THE RAISE HONORED FIREFIGHTERS STEPHEN SILLER AND BILLY . WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON 9/11, BOTH PART OF THE RESCUE EFFORT THAT SAVE THOUSANDS. I THINK THAT ANYBODY WHO LOST SOME OF THE ON 9/11, MY BROTHER INCLUDED AND MY BROTHER ESPECIALLY WOULD NOT WANT US TO WALLOW IN SELF-PITY AND SAY — AND WALK AROUND THAT ALL OF OUR LIVES. WE WANT TO REMEMBER. THIS IS A CELEBRATION OF THEIR LIVES. THE CAPTAIN BILLY . WAS IN THE NORTH TOWER, FULLY AWARE OF THE SOUTH TOWER COLLAPSE. HE CHOSE TO STAY BEHIND WITH A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND MAN AND HIS COWORKERS WHILE TELLING HIS TEAM TO GET OUT OF THE BUILDING AND TO SAVE THEMSELVES. THEY PERISHED WHEN THE NORTH TOWER FOUL. THEY WERE TRYING TO DO THAT. THEY WANTED TO GET UP AND SAVE THE PEOPLE, ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY THAT THEY COULD THE BUILDING CAME DOWN AND PREVENTED THEM FROM DOING THAT SO THEY GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT. MICHAEL . STARTED THE FOUNDATION IN HIS BROTHER’S NAME TO HELP EDUCATE CHILDREN OF SOLDIERS KILLED IN THE WAR. THE EVENT RAISED $350,000, PART OF WHICH WAS USED TO HELP BUILD THE SMART HOMES. WE ARE UP, IN THEIR MEMORY, DOING A LOT OF GOOD. [ MUSIC ] THE EMOTIONS OF THE RUNNERS AS THEY RETRACE THE STEPS OF HEROES, FRIENDS AND COWORKERS RAN HIGH. I REALLY ADMIRE THIS STEPHEN SILLER MISSION HELPING OF VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS ALIKE AND I REALLY ADMIRE THAT SO THAT IS WHY I CHOSE TO DO IT. DOUBLY AMPUTEE ROB JONES — HE FINISHED IT IS A TESTAMENT TO HIS FORTITUDE AND THE UNDYING ON AMERICAN SPIRIT. A SPIRIT OF THAT IS — IS HUGE DETERMINATION THAT HE SHOWED DURING THE CLIMB. IT TAUGHT ME — THE TUNNEL TO TOWERS FOUNDATION. THEY HAVE BUILT HIM A SMART HOME. THAT IS A GOOD SPOT MOMENT. LET’S GO TO THE PROMENADE. WITH SOME VERY SPECIAL GUESTS. ALICE. THAT IS RIGHT. THANK YOU. I AM JOINED WITH FRANK COSTELLO, THE RACE DIRECTORS FOR THE MARINE CORPS CHARITY 5K WHICH WAS SUPPOSED TO RUN IN SEASIDE PARK NEW JERSEY BUT WE KNOW THAT THE PIPE BOMB WENT OFF AND THE RAYS COULD NOT BE RUN. SO THE TUNNEL TO TOWERS INVITED THE GROUP TO RUN TODAY. WHAT IS THAT LIKE WHITE SPACE THAT YOU COULD COME FOR FREE AND LET YOUR MONEY GO TO CHARITY. THAT MUST FEEL GREAT. ONE OF THE FIRST — IT IS VERY CLASSY AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN THE RACE WERE EMAILING AND THEY ARE VERY HAPPY. I THINK WE HAD ABOUT 200 WHO TOOK ADVANTAGE. OTHER PEOPLE HAD OTHER THINGS TO DO BUT EVERYBODY APPRECIATED THAT AND WE CERTAINLY DO. IT HAS ONLY BEEN ONE WEEK SINCE THIS HAPPENED. WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE RESOLVE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? YOUR GROUP RUNNING WITH THESE FOLKS, UNAFRAID. I THINK THAT WE WILL COME BACK BIGGER AND STRONGER NEXT YEAR AND I KNOW THAT THE SIGN- UP — THE DAY AFTER THE BOMBING, IT WAS THE LARGEST SIGN UP THAT THEY HAVE HAD. THAT IS INCREDIBLE. AND YOU JUST RAN SO YOU MUCH DUST MUST NEED SOME WATER. I WANT TO COME WITH MY FRIEND TOM WHO IS HERE ON THE COMMUNITY BOARD THAT APPROVES THE RACE TO BE RUN. WHAT IT IS LIKE HAVING IT COME TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? WE ARE SO PROUD OF HAVING A GREAT MEMORIAL TO 9/11 COMING TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND AS YOU KNOW ON 9/11 WE ALL RAN FOR OUR LIVES THAN WE WERE 30,000 DISPLACED FOR MANY MONTHS. THIS IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE BEST COMMEMORATIVE THAT WE HAVE EVER SEEN AND FOR THIS TIME, THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS, THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN INVITED SO WE HAVE A GROUP OF RUNNERS AND WE HAVE OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY BANDS, THE TRIBE BATTERY PODS NAMED AFTER BATTERY-POWERED CITY RIGHT HERE TO PLAY FOR ALL OF THE RUNNERS AND WE ARE SO HAPPY. WE WANT YOU TO PLAY RIGHT NOW. WHAT IS THE NAME? THE NAME IS THE TRIBE BATTERY POPS. TAKE IT AWAY. THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO. [ MUSIC ] THIS IS JUST A TASTE OF WHAT THE RUNNERS HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO AND WE WILL SEND IT BACK OVER TO MY COLLEAGUES AT THE FINISH LINE. OKAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE ARE FEELING THE GROUP AS FAR AS THE EARS CAN HEAR A DOWNTOWN. WE ARE JOINED BY OUR GOOD FRIEND JOE BACK AGAIN. I AM NOT SURE HOW MANY YEARS. GREAT TO SEE YOU GUYS. I THINK I KNOW WHY YOU DO THIS. YOU ARE INVOLVED IN THE NATIONAL EVENT AND — I THINK I KNOW WHY BUT I WANT TO HEAR YOU SAY IT. TELL US WHY. I THINK THAT I WAS — ALL GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS, HOW GREAT NEW YORK CITY IS AND YOU HAVE GOT TO GIVE BACK AND WHEN YOU SEE THESE GREAT SOLDIERS WHO HAVE SACRIFICED SO MUCH, I’M SUPPOSED TO BE AT A FIELD HOCKEY GAME AND I LOVE YOU AND I LOVE ALL OF MY KIDS WATCHING NOW BUT I SAID, I HAVE GOT TO HELP AT THE UNITED STATES MILITARY THROUGH THE STEPHEN SILLER FOUNDATION, THE TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN AND MY KIDS UNDERSTAND IT AND IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TEACH THAT GENERATION LIKE MY FATHER TED. IT IS SO IMPORTANT. THEY NEED TO KEEP THIS GOING. YEAH. WHEN WE CANNOT. WE CELEBRATE IT. YOU CANNOT GET — THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD THAT IT COMES FROM A JERSEY GUY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK BUT THE RADIO STATIONS AROUND THE CORNER. IT IS SO GREAT TO BE HERE. EVERYTHING GREAT ABOUT THE FOUNDATION OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS RIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY. I AM SO PROUD TO BE HERE FOR THE TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN. IT IS VERY HUMBLING. WHAT YOU FEEL WHEN YOU ARE OUT HERE? IT IS JUST THE CHARACTER OF THE NATION. AT IT COMES FROM NEW YORK. I KNOW THAT WE ARE KIND OF BIAS BECAUSE WE ARE FROM NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY BUT YOU FEEL THE CHARACTER, THE TEXTURE OF THE UNITED STATES. RIGHT HERE OUT OF NEW YORK, A BLOCK AWAY, RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, THE FREEDOM TOWER LOOKING AT US. YOU HAVE THAT ATTITUDE THAT WE WILL NEVER GO DOWN. WE THE PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL. CAN I BE THAT PATRIOTIC? THIS IS THE PATRIOTISM THROUGH THE STEPHEN SILLER FOUNDATION. IT IS AMAZING. AND GRADE ON CBS. AN AMAZING FAMILY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY. IT IS A PLEASURE TO SEE. .BLESS AMERICA. COMING UP, THE STEPHEN SILLER FAMILY WILL JOIN US ON STAGE IN ALL OF THIS WOULD NOT

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