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Local Law Enforcement Climb Stairs In Remembrance Of 9-11 First Responders

Posted at 6:53 PM, Sep 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 06:41:35-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – September 11th is just a few days away, and as always, Americans’ thoughts are turning to the victims of the deadly terror attack 17 years ago.

That includes the first responders who rushed to ground zero to help and never came home.

On Saturday local law enforcement and others climbed 28 flights of stairs four times at the Big Blue building in downtown Lexington.

The journey represents the more than 100 stories of the World Trade Center, and honors those who climbed them and never made it home.

“Thinking, those guys, they had to know what’s happening that day, and it didn’t stop them. They went in anyway. It’s what we do, we like to help people. It’s just amazing the courage that they had that day,” said John Barnott.

Many climbed in full gear, each wearing a tag with a name of someone who died responding to the terror attack.

The group says they also want to recognize those who are still battling illnesses as a result of responding to the 9-11 terror attack.