From the City of Ponca City,
Ponca City Firefighter-Carson Combest participated in a very special event. Every year for the last eight years there has been an Oklahoma City 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb held in September. It is scheduled on a Saturday as close to September 11th as possible. We each climb 110 flights of stairs that represents 110 floors of one “Twin Tower” that collapsed during the 9/11 attack on America.
The purpose is to honor the 343 firefighters and the 61 law enforcement officers that gave their lives trying to help save others. Each registrant carries a lanyard with a name and short bio of each of the fallen heroes. There is also an accountability tag with the fallen hero’s name. At the end of the climb, each climber attaches the name tag to an accountability board and rings a bell to honor his/her hero.
Photos courtesy of the City of Ponca City.