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As News 14 Carolina continues to pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, we take a look at the role North Carolinians played on that day and in the recovery effort of the last 10 years.

Charlotte firefighters to hold memorial stair climb on 9/11

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CHARLOTTE — Charlotte firefighters are preparing to honor fallen first responders on 9/11 with a memorial stair climb which will bring hundreds of service members to the top of the Duke Energy building.

While stair climbs in other cities honored fallen firefighters, the Charlotte Fire Department will honor police and EMS workers who gave their lives as well. Capt. Tom Montgomery and a committee of several other firefighters organized their own version of the 9/11 Memorial stair climb.

The climb is one of more than 50 that will happen across the country next Sunday.

"Firemen are going to be climbing 110 stories, which equals the World Trade Center," said Capt. Montgomery.

The stair climb will honor 60 police officers and 10 EMS members in addition to 343 firefighters who gave their lives on 9/11. Every climber will be carry a name badge and picture of one of the first responders that was killed on 9/11.

"[Those first responders] didn't think they were going make it out but they went up anyway. So I think a lot of times, I'm sure a lot when we do that climb we'll be thinking what was going through their minds," said Capt. Tom Brewer, VP of the Charlotte Firefighters Association.

Proceeds from the event will go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation which helps families of those who gave their lives.

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