WPFD Represents Winnfield in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

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Philip Wilkerson and Melissa Forcum

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Philip Wilkerson and Melissa Forcum

The 4th Annual New Orleans Memorial Stair Climb was held on the morning of Saturday, September 21,2019 from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm. The mission of this climb is to honor and remember the fallen heroes from 9/11/01. Also recognized was any Louisiana and Gulf Coast first responders that had perished during the previous year.

Eighteen years after the collapse of the Twin Towers, the New Orleans Memorial Star Climb continues to pay tribute to the 343 firefighters,60 law enforcement officers,and 8 emergency medical service technicians that made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

More than 40 Memorial Stair Climbs occur every year across the country, and I wanted an event here in New Orleans, so we could do our part to memorialize our fallen brothers,” says Event Director and Jefferson Parish Firefighter Neil Navarro. ‘’It is a humbling experience and intense reminder of the sacrifice, dedication,and commitment required of those who serve and protect our communities.

 

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