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Students go step-by-step to honor 9/11 victims

 

Remembering the spirit of each step, Pius X students in Strength & Conditioning classes participated in the Stadium Climb effort on the anniversary of 9/11.

Teacher Bill Rice explained the importance of the class activity to students in his Strength and Performance classes.

"Let's approach this with a positive attitude, and to remember those whose lives were lost or impacted during this tragedy,” he told his students.

Today’s students were either very young or not yet born at the time of the attacks that took place 16 years ago.

The Stadium Climb is a national remembrance effort, featuring events where people climb stairs in various stadiums to honor the fallen from the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Aldrich Field features 188 steps in the east seating area, and each class period brought about 25 students climbing up and down stairs for 15 to 20 minutes. The day’s total time will equal about 110 minutes, 1 minute for each floor of the Twin Towers.

Rice also asked students to remember the number 343, the number of firefighters who lost their lives trying to rescue others on Sept. 11.

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