make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

9/11 5k run honors fallen NYC firefighter


CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY) -- A 5k walk/run in honor of a New York firefighter who died on 9/11 was held at CFCC after the memorial ceremony.

It's called the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Run.

Folks walked or ran the more than three miles in honor of Stephen Siller, who gave his life that fateful day. He ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center with more than sixty pounds of gear on his back.

Two New Hanover County firefighters decided to run with their gear on to remember Siller's heroic actions.

"The least we can do is do this in memory with another brother firefighter," said Mike Whitwan, a Lt. with New Hanover County Fire Services. "We didn't do a tower, but hats off to all those guys. They are really good firemen."

Phoenix Connections sponsored the event and all donations went towards veterans, the homeless and disabled in our area.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.