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SIU Air Force ROTC to hold a stair climb to commemorate 9/11

A distant photo of Saluki Stadium and Banterra Center
SIU-Carbondale (provided)

Members of SIU-Carbondale’s Air Force ROTC detachment will pay tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001, with a strenuous workout session on Monday, September11, at Saluki Stadium.

This year, organizers are opening the free event to southern Illinois first responders, veterans and the local community.

The 9/11 Saluki Stair Climb Tribute involves a simulated 110-floor stair climb, representing the 110 floors of the World Trade Center twin towers that were destroyed that day.

Participants should arrive at 5:45 a.m. on September 11 so the event can being promptly at 6 a.m. with remarks from Lt. Colonel Jessica Dwyer, Air Force ROTC detachment 205 commander.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Banterra Center.

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