The Farmingdale State Intro to Sports Management participated in the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 26th. In this memorial 5K Run/Walk, they honored and followed the footsteps of an American Hero firefighter, Stephen Siller, who on September 11th, 2001 gave his life trying to reach the Twin Towers.
Stephen was off-duty on that day, on his way to play golf with his brothers. When he heard the call, he turned around his car and headed toward the site. His truck was not allowed to enter the Battery Tunnel, so he raced on foot with his gear strapped to his back. He was last seen alive on West and Liberty Streets where he, more than likely, went looking for his Squad, all of whom perished. The Tunnel to Towers Run retraces Stephen's footsteps on that fateful day.In running/walking along his path, they honored the memory of all the Firefighters, Police, and EMS workers who performed their duty that day.
Pictured are: Members of our Sports Management class with Professor Jeff Poplarski, Bob Beckwith and Frank Siller (red jacket). Frank is the brother of the firefighter who the run was dedicated to.
You can read more on this remarkable story at www.tunneltotowers.org.