9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Midland is Looking For Civilian Participation
The Tall City 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will return this year to honor the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, after the event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year it is going on as scheduled to honor the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.
Registration is opening up not only for first responders but also civilians to make the 110 floor climb to honor the 411 first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice responding to the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 9/11.
Those who register will climb the 22 floors of the Wilco Building in Midland and ride the elevator down and repeat the climb for a total of 5 times to reach the 110 floor mark.
Organizers want to stress that this is not a competition or race, it is a memorial event to honor those who lost their lives trying to save others.
There will be water, restrooms, and rest stations during the event and depending on the number of participants and level of fitness, the memorial event could last up to 3 hours.
Those who sign up will meet at Centennial Park at 8am for a opening memorial ceremony and then march from the park to the Wilco Building.
The march will be led by the Odessa Fire and Rescue Pipe and Drum Corp.
The Professional Firefighters Association of Midland is also hosting a family friendly downtown street concert featuring Wade Bowen, The Stateline Band, and The Electric Gypsies with entertainment for kids as well as food and drinks.
The concert starts a 4pm and costs $35 with all proceeds going to the First Responders Benevolence Fund of Midland.
NEVER FORGET: Images from 9/11 and the days after