15 years later, a Nation remembers 9-11 attack

Austin Aldridge participating in the Climb for a Calling in Fort Worth. Photo by Ben Saladino

Austin Aldridge participating in the Climb for a Calling in Fort Worth. Photo by Ben Saladino

The nation paused on Sunday to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost 15 years ago when terrorists launched a coordinated attack on two World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and hijacked a fourth plane destined for an unknown location.
Memorial services were held in New York and Washington, as well as in a Pennsylvania field where passengers aboard Flight 93 lost their lives after valiantly fighting their hijackers.
Memorials all across the country were held including Climb for a Calling in Fort Worth. Four firefighters from the White Settlement Fire Department were among hundreds that participated in the 9-11 memorial stair climb in Fort Worth this past weekend. Fulfilling a promise to never forget their brothers and sisters who have died in the line of duty, participants climbed to honor the fallen at 8 a.m. this past Sunday, Sept. 11.

WS Firefighters Steve Viramontes (back) and Michael Jarzombek. Photo by Ben Saladino

WS Firefighters Steve Viramontes (back) and Michael Jarzombek. Photo by Ben Saladino

The climb was no easy feat. At 40 stories high and 567 feet tall, Burnett Plaza is the tallest building in Fort Worth. The climb consisted of two 40-story laps for civilians and two and a half laps for the First Responders Challenge.

WS Firefighter Steve Viramontes

WS Firefighter Abram Pena.

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