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Stair Climb at UNK Foster Field for 9/11

Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 7:35 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department (KFD) is hosting a stair climb at the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Foster Field on Saturday.

This event was started by the National Fallen Firefighters organization and has been going on for many years across the country but with it being the 20th anniversary they decided to host one in Kearney. It’s not only to honor firefighters but everyone who lost or sacrificed their lives during 9-11 or during the war in iraq.

“It gives a chance for a lot of people to come and remember their loved one, maybe not directly on that day of Sept. 11 but in the past twenty years as well, so this is open to the public,” said KFD President Gene Beerbohm.

It’s not only to honor firefighters but everyone who lost or sacrificed their lives during 9-11 or during the war in iraq.

People will have to pay a $25 dollar fee to participate and will receive a nametag with a picture of one of the New York firefighters who lost their lives during that tragic day. Then they can either do a 5-k walk or keep climbing stairs until they reach 110 stories, which happens to be the height of the World Trade Center to honor of them.

“When they are finished, they will then go over to a bell that we will have at the stadium. Ring the bell and say the firefighters name that they were carrying around with them that time,” Beerbohm said.

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