TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Troy University remembered the lives that were lost and those who rushed to save as many people during its third annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
September 11, 2001 is forever etched in the hearts and minds of Americans. Monday morning Troy University’s Air Force ROTC, students, area first responders paid tribute to the fallen heroes and victims of the attack.
“It’s such a pivotal moment in the history of the United States,” said Cadet Third Class Lancelot Smith. “So many things changed after the events of 9/11 and and so many people were affected by it. Because of the people that were lost and injured and this inspired many people to fill in the roles of service. Between firefighters and EMS and and military personnel, it was a a deciding moment for them.”
The climb is meant to symbolize resiliency, unity, and honor. Participants repeatedly climbed the stadium stairs to simulate what first responders had to endure to save lives.