The 5th Annual National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters is coming up in most states this September, many of which are open to the public. It's a way to honor firefighters and their loved ones who experienced great loss on 9/11, 18 years ago. The climb is not a timed race event, but a way for firefighters and the community to climb together to honor and remember all firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Each climber pays tribute to a firefighter by climbing 2200 steps, the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Mainer David Jordan is raising money to help the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honor America's fallen heroes and assist the surviving families and co-workers in rebuilding their lives after losing their loved one.

Your individual tribute not only honors the sacrifice of a fallen firefighter, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. While Maine has yet to add a public climb according to the website, You can donate to and join a climb in a state that has, like New Hampshire. The Manchester climb is happening September 8th at 9am.