For The Love of Their Brother: Introduction (01:42)
Stephen Siller was a New York firefighter who died on September 11, 2001. This segment orients viewers to the historical event and the determination of Stephen's family to turn tragedy into triumph.
World Trade Center Attack (02:37)
See footage of the 9/11 terrorist attack and hear first responders' radio communications. Stephen's loved ones reflect on his death; Stephen was a member of Rescue Squad One.
Siller's youth (02:32)
Stephen's loved ones share memories of him as a young boy; he was 15 years younger than his youngest sibling. Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani recalls seeing a man jump out of a window. The Siller family was a close-knit blue collar family.
Second Hijacked Plane (04:16)
Sally Siller recalls the last time she spoke to Stephen; a second plane hits the second tower. The emergency response to the attacks was the largest in U.S. history. Stephen, father of five, was off duty when the attack happened; he ran through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to reach the Twin Towers.
Third Hijacked Plane (02:48)
Senator Charles Schumer recalls the attack on the Pentagon. First responders work to help those trapped in the Pentagon and Twin Towers. Stephen's loved ones reflect on his and other responders' responses to the emergency.
Tower Collapse (03:05)
Stephen and other Squad One members were among hundreds of firefighters who ran into the Twin Towers to rescue people; the south tower collapses. Thirty minutes later, the north tower collapses.
Deadliest Day for NY First Responders (02:38)
Firefighters try to regroup of the Twin Towers collapsed and work to help survivors. Survivors share their harrowing experience immediately after the collapse. Nineteen terrorists hijacked four planes and targeted iconic U.S. buildings; killing thousands.
Vigil for Stephen (02:29)
Stephen's loved ones recall waiting for word from Stephen and learning he was unaccounted for. Giuliani arrived on scene by nightfall; rescuers work to locate survivors.
Stephen's Early Life (02:47)
The Siller family lived on Staten Island; Stephen's parents died when he was 10 and he moved in with his brother Russell. Russell recalls raising Stephen.
Stephen Starts a Family (03:47)
Stephen was reintroduced to Sally when he was in his twenties and they married. At age 28, Stephen joined the FDNY; Sally recalls Stephen chasing a firetruck. Stephen's dedication led him to run through the Battery Tunnel to reach the World Trade Center.
Search and Rescue (02:54)
Charles Schumer recalls hundreds of people outside the rubble with signs, looking for loved ones. Stephen's loved ones express their grief. The Siller family held a funeral for Stephen on October 3, 2001; his remains were never found.
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation (04:27)
Giuliani recalls the preliminary death toll; over 400 first responders died on 9/11. The Siller family decided to create a run to retrace Stephen's footsteps in honor of his memory. Today, approximately 30,000 people participate in the run every year.
Family Charity Reaches Thousands (05:26)
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation races have occurred all over the world. The millions of dollars raised over the years allow the Siller family to help others in significant ways, including building smart homes for wounded veterans.
Community Outreach (02:50)
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation met challenges facing Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy. It also built Stephen's House for displaced New York families, rebuilt a Haitian orphanage, and established a 9/11 traveling museum.
Running for Those Lost on 9/11 (03:15)
In 2015, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation began the tower climb at One World Observatory. Many members of the armed forces and disabled veterans participate in the 5K run through the Battery Tunnel. Sally runs through the tunnel wearing Stephen's coat.
9/11 Memorial (03:46)
The memorial honors the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93. Hear thoughts on the Freedom Tower, the impact of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and the statement against terrorism.
Striving to do Good (02:04)
Charles Schumer describes the Siller run as spiritual. The Siller family reflects on the foundation and Stephen.
Remembering 9/11 (01:23)
See statistics on the number of individuals killed during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Over 1,000 volunteers help the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation run efficiently; the foundation has raised over $70 million.
Credits: For The Love of Their Brother (00:55)
Credits: For The Love of Their Brother
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