It's the weekend before the anniversary of 9/11, and today in full gear, about 100 firefighters and police officers climbed the 28-story tower in Rockville 4 1/2 times today equaling the 2,000 stairs in the World Trade Centers.
This to remember the 343 firefighter and 71 police officer heroes that fell that fateful day.
Also, to raise funds for the firefighter burn fund.
While some are war weary and would rather forget or pretend it never even happened...
It is so important that we not forget the devastating terrorist attack by Islamic extremists on 9/11 that took us by surprise and cost this nation so dearly.
Reckless pacifism, appeasement, cowardice, and running from the fight without defeating the enemy and restoring societal order will only bring the fight to us.
We need ongoing vigilance, investment and improvements to homeland security and our national defense, and the spread of freedom and human rights across the globe.
(The interview with the firefighter was narrated by me, Andy Blumenthal)
(Source Photos: Me as well).