Patriot Day Memorial Stair Climb
Jackson Fire Department is announcing the Inaugural Patriot Day Memorial Stair Climb at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Ballpark at Jackson, 4 Fun Place, in Jackson, Tennessee.
There were 343 firefighters who selflessly sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001. The objective of this event is to bring awareness and honor all heroic first responders that tragically lost their lives in the line of duty on that day.
“We will ‘never forget’ the growing list of heroes who have died due to illnesses related to their courageous work throughout the rescue and recovery effort,” said Jackson Fire Department Chief Darryl Samuels. “As we continue to face overwhelming odds, we will do so, with strength, resolve and unity. God bless the United States of America.”
The stair climb is open to all first responders, military personnel, and members of the community. The stair climb will consist of participants ascending approximately 2200 stairs, which is symbolic of the 110 stories ascended by first responders at the World Trade Center. The stair climb may be completed in full personal protective gear, partial gear, or gym clothes. In addition to the stair climb, there will also be ground games held for adults and children, vendor booths, a dunking booth, and much more! We look forward to your support of this worthy cause to honor those who have gone before us.
Registration for the event can be found here: https://form.jotform.com/221286621366153
Proceeds will benefit the Public Fire Education Fund through The Foundation (West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation)