Cleveland Firefighters Honor 9/11 Firefighters
CHATTANOOGA, TN – (WDEF) – Saturday will be the 20th anniversary of 9/11. As we come together and remember those who died on that day back in September of 2001. Firefighters in Cleveland, Tennessee are certainly doing their part as well. Every day, Clay Sneed and Logan Helton, both Cleveland firefighters, strap on the gear and get to work. Work….on the treadmill. A lot of work. You see, Sneed and Helton are raising money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Honoring those firefighters who gave their lives on September 11th, 2001. LOGAN HELTON, FIREFIGHTER; “When I think about those guys running into the fire, some of them knew they probably were never coming out. They still went in, every single one of them, trying to save others.” 343 firefighters died on that day in 2001. These two are on a mission: 20 runs in 20 days. Every day, running the equivalent of 110 stories, which was the distance to the top of each Twin Tower. For Sneed, what the firefighters did that day motivated him to become a public servant. CLAY SNEED, FIREFIGHTER; “You see people that want to help and save others. That’s the truest gift to others. These men gave the ultimate sacrifice. Their life.” ANN ALBERT, OWNER – OHH YEAH FITNESS FACILITY; “Dont’ forget, all those people that sacrificed their lives for you and I and everybody else that’s included.” Topping it off, each day, Helton and Sneed also run another 3.43 miles. And each day, they pick out one firefighter that passed away that day. Remembering what he did. And what he gave. The run for both Sneed and Helton will come to a close on Saturday. That last run will take place in Nashville.