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Stair-Climbing Memorial Honors Firefighters Who Died Sept. 11

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Excessive heat and bad air are all in a day's work for firefighters here and across the nation. On Thursday, they joined together but it wasn't work.

 Pat Warren reports on the ceremony to commemorate the firefighters lost in Sept. 11.

Firefighters from around the country signed their names and took in exchange the name and face of a firefighter lost in Sept. 11.

They're climbing the equivalent of 110 stories in honor of the 343 firefighters who climbed the stairs in the burning twin towers and would never climb down again.

 "A hero is a humble man. Not the type to shirk...proudly spoken firefighter on his way to work," a firefighter recited during the memorial.

 Ten years have gone by since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attack, and we remember it like it was yesterday.

 The memorial stair climb was first held in 2005 when five Colorado firefighters met at a downtown high-rise to climb in memory of the fallen.

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