U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham joined firefighters today from the greater Albuquerque area for their annual stair climb to mark 17 years since the terror attacks of 9/11/01. Courtesy photo
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham:
ALBUQUERQUE – Today, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) joined firefighters from the greater Albuquerque area for their annual stair climb to mark 17 years since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
During the annual memorial climb, firefighters climbed 120 flights of stairs carrying more than 50 pounds of gear.
“17 years after Sept. 11, 2001, we will never forget the lives lost, the sacrifices made, and the families still living with the memories and effects of that tragic day,” Lujan Grisham said. “I was proud to join firefighters in Albuquerque this morning as they made their annual stair climb in honor of the courageous first responders who ran into harm’s way to save countless innocent lives. Their brave actions and disregard for their own well-being embody the unifying spirit of our nation.
“This Sept. 11, let us remember what unites us as Americans, commit to the security of Americans at home and abroad, and continue fighting for those still suffering from 9/11-related illnesses.”