Today was very l-o-n-g because I arose at 3:35 for a 4:30 am TV interview on the local Baltimore ABC affiliate. It was as hot at that hour as it was when I went to sleep.
Today was also a moving day. The itinerary included the opening ceremonies and Keynote speeches, followed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Memorial Stair Climb. At these fundraisers, firefighters don their gear and climb 110 flights in honor of the 343 firefighters of 9/11. The original stair climb was initiated by five firefighters in 2005 in Denver, Colorado, and has grown from there to be a national event. (More info about the programs – how to join and how to create your own – can be found at 911 Memorial Stair Climbs).