Aviator Ballpark Night, Firefighters Stair Climb at the Strat, Motorcycle Run, and Patriot Parade & Tribute Benefits Professional Firefighters of Nevada, Los Angeles County Firefighters Emerald Society and Tunnels to Towers Foundation
This year is the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks where 343 firefighters from FDNY, 23 officers from the NYPD, and 37 officers from the PAPD lost their lives.
With this year being the 20th Anniversary, local Vegas firefighters (Clark County Fire, Las Vegas Fire) are working in conjunction with the PFFN (Professional Firefighters of Nevada), the Los Angeles County Firefighters Emerald Society, and the Frank Siller’s Tunnels to Towers Foundation. They have planned several events for the day in tribute of those lost.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH:
Firefighters Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark
- 7PM Game – Las Vegas Aviators vs the Reno Aces
- Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through the following link -> https://bit.ly/LVVF2021
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH:
STAIR CLIMB AT THE STRAT (THE STRATOSPHERE HOTEL)
- 8AM at the Strat Hotel, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd South
- You have seen it. It’s tall and high… and the stairs go straight up to the restaurants and rides on the top. Registration info to follow.
- Please meet at the Strat at 7AM. There will be Fire, Police and Military organizations Locally and Nationally that will be participating.
- Plan on attending the “Toast to the Fallen” immediately after the stair climb at the PT’s Sports Bar located inside The Strat. They will offer special food and drink pricing for this event.
- Here is some additional info:
- Check in 7:00AM Staggered start climb at 8:00AM Maximum 343 participants
- Location: The Strat- Hotel- Casino- Tower- Sky Pod
- Cost- $30 Get Tickets at http://tickets.thestrat.com/Strattowerclimb You can only register and get tix through the link, as this is a private event. All proceeds will go towards the IPOF (Injured Police Officers Fund), Tunnel to Towers Foundation, PFFN Benevolent Fund.
- Who Can Climb??- Fire, Police, Military.
- All proceeds to Benefit Local and National First Responder Charities
DR. MICHAEL E. BROWN MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE
- Registration at Hogs & Heifers on 3rd Street at Noon.
- Dr. Mike Brown worked at Sunrise Hospital here in Vegas. His brother was Capt Paddy Brown of FDNY Ladder 3 who was lost on Sept 11th. Mike headed back to NYC to assist in the search for his brother and other firefighters. Spending so much time at the pile, Mike developed one of the 9/11 cancers. He fought that cancer for years. Mike succumbed to that cancer a few months ago. In his honor, and Paddy’s, we will have this ride Annually on Sept 11th.
- Registration info can be found at: www.hogsandheifers.com.
- Kickstands up at 2pm.
- $20 per Rider; $10 per Passenger.
- All proceeds will go to Frank Sillers’ Tunnels to Towers Foundation.
- For those of you coming from out of town, Bike rental info can be found from Jeremy Koehler at Eagle Rider. (415)240-3876
ANNUAL LAS VEGAS VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS TRIBUTE MARCH at 7pm
- 7PM – Fremont Street Downtown Las Vegas
- This annual march features Honor Guards, Bagpipers, Firefighters, Police and Military.
- It begins at Fremont and Main Streets, heads east down Fremont to the 3rd Street Stage. At the stage there will be a ‘Moment of Silence’, the National Anthem will be sung by Carnell (Golden Pipes) Johnson, the names of the 343 FDNY members, 23 NYPD officers, and 37 PAPD Officers shall be read. This will be followed by a tribute on the Viva Vision Canopy above the length of the Fremont Street Experience.
- The march will then head up 3rd Street to Downtown 3rd where collation will be available at the various establishments there. This is not a political event. Politicians are allowed to attend, but are not allowed to speak. Collation will follow on Downtown 3rd.
All Firefighters, Police, and Military, Pipes and Drum Bands for all the Fire and Police Organizations, along with Honor Guard representatives are welcome to attend.
From organizer, retired Las Vegas Firefighter, Mike Tomko, “Sadly, many have forgotten. Sadly, many of our school children don’t even know what September 11th or Patriot’s Day is, or what its meaning is. It is up to us to change that. We need to start raising funds and teaching awareness. Awareness of what happened that day, and awareness on what a firefighter, police officer, a military personnel face on a daily basis. The mental and physical toll that we see and feel.”
For more information, visit the Facebook page: ‘Las Vegas September 11th Firefighter Tribute’.