Firefighters Climb in 9/11 Memorial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters from nine states gathered in Nashville over the weekend to remember the firefighters who never made it out of the World Trader Center on 9/11.

The 343 firefighters climbed 110 stories at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place in downtown Nashville.

Goodlettsville, Tenn., firefighter Clyde Jackson says the event is "about brotherhood."

The Tennessean reports the inaugural Memorial Stair Climb was filled with symbolism.

A total of 343 firefighters died in the towers, which were 110 stories.

Similar memorial stair climbs were held Saturday in Denver and Sacramento.

Firefighters traveled from New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

The event raised more than $11,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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