Pandemic shrinks annual run honoring fallen firefighter

Pandemic shrinks annual run honoring fallen firefighter

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of an annual run honoring a fallen firefighter. But the firefighter’s brother joined a handful of people in walking through the Battery Tunnel on Sunday to honor the memory of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. Frank Siller said the walk through the tunnel was still important without the usual 30,0000 participants. The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk retraces the footsteps of Siller’s firefighter brother Stephen. Stephen Siller was killed at the trade center after running through the tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan in full gear.

 

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