OKLAHOMA CITY -- Many local firefighters woke up with heavy hearts this morning as they prepared to honor first responders who died in the September 11th, 2001 attacks.
Oklahoma firefighters hosted a ceremony at Leadership Square in memory of the 343 heroes from the New York City Fire Department who rushed in to save others but never made it back out. Wearing tags with the names of fallen men and women, firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs at the First National Building – mimicking the fateful path the others took.
"Something so tragic that has affected and shaped our history, this is a little piece that we can give back with,” says local fireman Josh Reason.
Similar ceremonies took place from around the country.