Annual commemoration of the anniversary of 11 September attacks to be expanded

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, hosts the fourth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field, 10 September 2016. All funds raised will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to assist the families of fallen firefighters.  The 2016 Memorial Stair Climb is co-sponsored by the Green Bay Metro Fire Department. Organisers are hoping that 1,000 participants will come together this year to honour the firefighters who perished in the World Trade Center attacks fifteen years ago.
“We expect the emotions will be perceptible inside Lambeau Field,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation Executive Vice President and President of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “We invite all of northeast Wisconsin to join Pierce, the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, and the NFFF in paying tribute to the courage and sacrifice displayed by 343 firefighters on a dark day that forever changed our lives.”
Since forming a partnership with the NFFF, Pierce has raised more than $325,000 (£244,000) to assist the NFFF’s mission to help the families of fallen firefighters rebuild their lives through support networks, conferences, workshops and scholarships.
Stair climb participants are invited to climb the equivalent of 110 stories – the height of the fallen World Trade Center towers – on the steps of Lambeau Field. This year the climb will span the entire bowl inside the stadium to accommodate an anticipated increased number of climbers who come to pay tribute to the firefighters who gave their lives at the World Trade Center on 11 September, 2001.
Each climber will be given a badge with the name and photograph of one of the fallen fire-fighters, to symbolically complete the climb with one of the fallen. “As participants in previous 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs – as well as those who have come out to support them – can attest, they leave Lambeau Field with lasting memories,” added Johnson.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a timed race and participants can climb to any desired level. (Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult/guardian.) The cost is $35 (£26) and all funds raised will benefit the NFFF. Pre-registered participants will receive an official event T-shirt.  Event times on 10 September include on-site registration beginning at 8:00 a.m., an Opening Ceremony at 9:00 a.m., and the stair climb at 9:30 a.m.
Visit for more information and to pre-register for the 2016 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
(Pictured is Pierce employee, Sam Boucher, as he rings a symbolic bell and raises a badge representing the fallen firefighter for whom he climbed at last year’s event.)

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