Defiance Firefighters Host 9–11 Fundraiser

Many will be com­mem­o­rat­ing the events of 9/11 today with memo­r­ial events, and for the third year in a row Defi­ance will host the Tun­nel to Tow­ers 5K run and walk on Sat­ur­day. The Defi­ance race ben­e­fits the First Respon­der Char­ity Fund, which pro­vides fam­i­lies of first respon­ders with gas cards and cash for meals when their first respon­der loved one is hav­ing a long term hos­pi­tal stay, as well as con­tribut­ing to Build­ing for America’s Bravest, which builds cus­tom homes for badly injured sol­diers. The Defi­ance County fire­fight­ers run the race and named to com­mem­o­rate Stephen Siller, a New York City fire­man who ran all the way from the Brook­lyn Bridge Tun­nel to the burn­ing World Trade Cen­ter on the morn­ing of Sep­tem­ber 11, where he sac­ri­ficed his life. The race begins at 8:46, the time the first plane struck the first tower. You can reg­is­ter the morn­ing of the run for 25 dollars.

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