On Sunday 1,000 people ascended the stairs of the Freedom Tower in honor of the lives lost in the September 11 attacks. Firefighters, military members, friends and family of fallen first responders, and others climbed nearly 2,000 stairs as part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers stair climb. "It's a very historic and iconic day," said Frank Siller, brother of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who died in the attacks.
Siller is also CEO of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Sunday's climb raised money to build a "smart home" for the families of severely wounded veterans as part of the foundation's Building for America's Bravest program, said Siller.