Firefighters remember 9/11

by | Sep 23, 2015 | Latest

Wylie Firefighter Brandon Storm participated in the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sept. 5, and his family was there to support him. From left, Liam, 4; wife Stephanie; Asher, 2; and Cooper, 1.

Wylie Firefighter Brandon Storm participated in the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sept. 5, and his family was there to support him. From left, Liam, 4; wife Stephanie; Asher, 2; and Cooper, 1.

Members of Wylie Fire-Rescue participated in the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Renaissance Tower Sept 5. Each climber honored a first responder who lost his or her life in the attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

Seven WF-R firefighters and one paramedic participated in the commemorative climb, which included events timed to coincide with the time at which American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower and the moments when each tower fell. They climbed a total of 110 stories, the height of World Trade Center Twin Towers.

Firefighter Brandon Storm said, “We climb each step to honor a brotherhood, to pay respect to all those who sacrificed everything, to stand with those who still suffer the mental and physical struggles, and for the families who lost so much on the most tragic day in American history. Our involvement in the Stair Climb is just one of the ways we refuse to let the lessons and the tragedy of that day diminish. It is part of educating future generations and reminding our nation of what is possible when we do not Stand Together. Never Forget!”

From Staff Reports • [email protected]

For the complete story see the Sept. 23 edition of The Wylie News or click on the e-edition.

0 Comments

Related News

Wylie shutout in district opener

Wylie shutout in district opener

The Wylie Pirates could do nothing to slow down the Garland offense.Garland (4-0, 1-0) threw four touchdown passes in beating Wylie (0-4, 0-1) to open the District 9-6A competition. Leading the way for Garland was Cergio Perez, who scored five total touchdowns in the...

read more
Raiders run in Crandall

Raiders run in Crandall

The Wylie East cross country team returned to action last weekend, traveling to Crandall to compete in the Pirate Invitational Saturday, Sept. 11 As a team, the varsity Lady Raiders finished fourth overall with 80 total points. Senior Anjelika Abraham led the way,...

read more
Lavon EDC looking for investors

Lavon EDC looking for investors

Lavon city leaders want economic development to come to town, and one way to do that is through a new retail site.  The Lavon Economic Development Corporation acquired a retail site, just over 6/10 of acre, at 619 Main Street and Lake Road for a retail and/ or office...

read more
Collin County announces recovery plan

Collin County announces recovery plan

Collin County officials recently published the Collin County Recovery Plan, a 22- page document detailing the projects the county intends to fund using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.  Along with ARPA funds, the plan includes State and Local Fiscal Recovery...

read more
Braves win homecoming doubleheader

Braves win homecoming doubleheader

Community High School athletics had a lot to celebrate this week. Between their homecoming football game and the start of district play for the volleyball team, the Braves were very successful. Braves defeat North Lamar to move to 2-1 Coming off of a loss to Brock,...

read more
First-ever barbecue coming to downtown Wylie

First-ever barbecue coming to downtown Wylie

 Barbecue lovers can fire up their grills and or bring their appetites to BBQ on Ballard in Wylie, held Oct. 1-2 at Jackson Street and Olde City Park.  The first-ever event seeks 20 teams for a competition. Entry fee is $150 per team, and plates are $15,...

read more
Police, fire hold 9/11 tribute

Police, fire hold 9/11 tribute

Darin Kinder said people should not die with a “clean suit.”  He also said no one should ever forget the 412 — that is, the number of first responders who died on 9/11 in New York City.  Kinder, a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service who lives in...

read more
Wylie’s three keys to beating Garland

Wylie’s three keys to beating Garland

The Wylie Pirates are known as a team that performs in the second half. With district play approaching, nobody is discounting the Pirates despite their 0-3 start. They’ll face their toughest test of the entire season in week four. Wylie takes on the Garland Owls on...

read more
Lady Raiders defeat Denison

Lady Raiders defeat Denison

Last week was a big shift for the Wylie East volleyball team, the start of district play. Through the first 18 games of the season, the Lady Raiders faced some of the toughest 5A and 6A opponents in the DFW area. Wylie East (10-8) earned several quality wins,...

read more
Residents sound off on YMCA

Residents sound off on YMCA

Wylie City Councilmembers heard from some residents Tuesday who don't want the YMCA to take over management of the city-operated recreation center. Council discussed the management idea with a YMCA official from Dallas at a meeting in August. Brandy Perryman, senior...

read more