On September 11th, firefighter Stephen Siller had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1 in Park Slope, Brooklyn in New York City. He was on his way to play golf with his brothers on that bright clear day when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. He called his wife Sally to tell her he would be late because he had to help those in need. When Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, it was already closed to traffic. With sixty pounds of gear strapped to his back, he began his heroic run through the Tunnel, hoping to meet up with his own company, Squad 1.
On Sunday morning, September 30, 2012, WAC Lighting employees will retrace the footsteps of Stephen Siller through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Ground Zero, in memory of all those heroes we lost on 9/11 and in support of our troops. The “Tunnel To Towers Run” is a Memorial Tribute to the memory of the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, The Fire Department of New York City (FDNY), all 343 firefighters, and all first responders who sacrificed their lives that fateful day, and all those who perished on 9/11.
The proceeds from the WAC team will go towards the “Tunnel To Towers Foundation” to help provide support for our seriously injured service men and women. The sole purpose of the Foundation is to honor the legacy of love given to us by Stephen Siller, FDNY. The Mission is to follow Stephen’s footsteps of selflessness and love by “doing good” in his memory. The Foundation has established “In the Line of Duty” programs for Firefighters, First Responders, and Military and “Legacy of Love” programs to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of children who have lost one or both parents.
To donate or join the WAC Team for the 5k run, click on the WAC Lighting Team’s webpage: https://t2trun.org/campaign/display/profile.do?campaignId=6364