Rockwall area Milestone Electric technicians partake in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Milestone Electric 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

ROCKWALL, TX – September 1, 2020 — This morning, technicians from Milestone Electric serving Rockwall and Heath volunteered to climb more than 2,000 steps in the 9/11 Memorial Climb at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. The event honors those first responders who risked their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, to go back into the collapsing twin towers and climb 110 stories to save those trapped inside.

“In this day and age I think it’s important to remember the things that bring us together,” said David Kinney, licensed HVAC Milestone Technician and Heath resident who partook in the event. “This [stair climb] is a small thing that we can do. Obviously the sacrifice [those individuals] made is immeasurable, and it was great to have a team of people working towards that one common goal. It was really great.”

A total of 20 Milestone Electric volunteers climbed a total of 2,071 steps (the equivalent of 110 stories) in honor of those heroes. Of the 20 that took part, five are U.S. veterans and two are volunteer firefighters in DFW. Mark Caldwell – the famous “Milestone Mark” in all the Milestone commercials – is a volunteer fire fighter and proudly sported his helmet during the climb.

Milestone Mark at the Milestone Electric 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

The volunteers took a little more than an hour to complete the stair climb, with the Dallas Christian School Drumline stopping by to provide some awesome energy for them.

Dallas Christian School Drumline

Britton Swanson with Milestone Electric said the event started last year when three volunteers climbed on a stair-stepper for 110 floors. With more volunteers wanting to take part this year, and to accommodate for social distancing measures during the climb, Milestone Electric decided to move the event to Dickies Arena.

Milestone Electric 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Milestone Electric 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Swanson said she hopes the event will keep growing each year so that more people have a chance to honor our 9/11 heroes.

“As we gear up for the 19th anniversary of that day, it’s so important for us to continue to remember that day and honor those individuals ran up those stairs and into disaster, even though they knew they might not come down,” Swanson said.

Story by Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News. Photos courtesy of Milestone Electric.

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