Hundreds climb stairs in Clayton to remember fallen first responders from 9-11

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CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) - Hundreds of people gathered in Clayton Sunday to remember those lost in the September 11th attacks.  More than 300 people gathered to do their part to remember the 343 firefighters and first responders who died in the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center. Each climber carrying a picture and story of a life lost.

The Clayton Fire Department hosted the 4th annual 9-11 memorial climb at the Pierre Laclede building. . People from all over signed up to climb 110 stories, some wearing  70 pounds of gear to simulate what firefighters were carrying that fateful day.

Two firefighters flew in from New York to help out.

The climb is known as one of the largest in the country, and organizers expect to raise more than $50,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.