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Firefighters climb Roanoke's Wells Fargo Tower to honor those who died in 9/11 attacks

More than 300 people signed up to climb the building 5 times

ROANOKE, Va. – Fire departments from around our area remembered their brothers and sisters who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

Saturday marked the third annual Roanoke 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb. People climbed the 22 flights of the Wells Fargo Tower five times, to equal the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. People of all ages participated in the event. Officials say firefighters' families want to teach those too young to remember what happened that day.

"They get to hear the stories, learn about what was sacrificed on that day. They also can see a little bit of what we do on a daily basis. They do it to support me and I love them even more for it," said Roanoke Station 8 Fire Capt. Jeremy Bennington.

Each climber paid tribute to a specific firefighter who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.