Several volunteer firefighters from Dewey Fire Company No. 1 in Hellertown recently found a special way to pay tribute to some fallen comrades they never knew, men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The firefighters memorialized those who died during the Sept. 11 attacks by climbing the equivalent of 110 stories, which was the height of each of the Twin Towers.
After the buildings were damaged, hundreds of New York City firefighters bravely entered them and fought their way upward—as fire raged above them—in order to try to save the lives of civilians trapped in the towers.
Thousands died, including hundreds of emergency first responders, when the towers fell.
The Dewey volunteers who participated in the remembrance exercise were Capt. Jon Lau, Lt. Mike Maguire, Firefighter Matt Skibo, Firefighter Jimmy Skibo and Firefighter Samantha Barrell.
Dewey was one of only two fire companies in Pennsylvania to take up the challenge of paying homage to the victims of 9/11 in this unique way.