A New York man is honoring his brother who died in the 9/11 attacks by starting a more than 500-mile walk from Virginia to the World Trade Center site. Frank Siller, Chairman, and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is doing the walk in honor of his brother Stephen who died responding to the attacks. “The idea of the walk is to make sure we never forget what happened 20 years ago,” Frank said at one of his stops in Arlington.
According to wtop.com
, "Stephen was a firefighter with Brooklyn’s Squad 1 and had just finished a shift and was headed home when he heard over his scanner that a plane struck the World Trade Center. Frank said his brother drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes. So, he strapped 60 pounds of fire gear to his back and ran on foot through the tunnel to the World Trade Center Towers. His body was never recovered."
As per wtop.com, "He attended a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday with his family and those families who lost loved ones at the Pentagon on 9/11. That is where he started his 537-mile walk, heading from there to the official “Never Forget Walk” kickoff ceremony at Arlington Fire Station 5. There, Siller was joined by more than 400 people to walk to the Arlington County Police Officer Memorial. “It’s inspiring people care. You know, people really care,” he said."
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