Speech to Text for Firefighters Climb Rogue Valley Manor in Honor of 9/11
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firefighters spent steps firefighters walked up in full gear--10 flights...to remember the 343 firefighters that were killed during 9/11, 17 years ago. the silent climb... started...with a bell. nats 3 bell tones it rang 3 times...4... and then 3 again .... remembering the 343 first responders that made the ultimate sacrifice. that's something that student firefighter dereak albright...kept in mind today...as he made that climb. dereak says, "those men that went in there that day all 343 of them they knew that they were going to have to make the ultimate sacrifice at one point." about 100 firefighters from around the region met at the manor today ...for a ceremony and remembrance. they prayed ...and passed a flag around a circle...standing shoulder to shoulder. brothers on the firefight...broth ers remembering those who are no longer here. brian says, "to remember those who passed on from our own organizations ... we've lost some people locally in the line of duty as well as on their own time and retirees and so we want to remember those as well gives us an opportunity to do that" because they're job is all about service... and running toward danger...while everyone else...runs away. and today...is an emotional day as they remember what that service...can cost. brian says says, "it's kind a hard it's kind of a personal thing for us but we just want the public to know that we do this for them one of the gentleman that shared here talked about looking over the valley and we're looking at the homes that we protect on a daily basis." the homes they'll continue to protect in the future...as they remember the sacrifices of the past. dereak says, "come in here and doing a little climb with a tool on your back it's a little appreciation that we can show to them and show them that we're not going to forget." in medford, rachel tiede, newswatch 12. hang on