Notre Dame hosts annual 9/11 Memorial Stair climb

NOW: Notre Dame hosts annual 9/11 Memorial Stair climb

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Notre Dame hosted their 4th annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Notre Dame Stadium with this year the organization pushed for unity amongst the campus and Americans.

"People go up to the upper bowl of the stadium. And up and down the stairs, all the way around the stadium their going to traverse and see the golden dome, the Hesburgh Library in the background and it's just kind of feel the struggle that the first responders went through on that day and hopefully get some exercise and remember this day." Said Co-Commissioner Conner Moore.

The Notre Dame 110 Stair Climb is a student event where those who register, climb 110 flights of stairs to mirror the climb faced by emergency responders to the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The event was created 4 years ago when Notre Dame's Duncan Hall came together to help a fellow student remember a fallen family member who was a firefighter.

This year, especially, we've been pushing ND 110 United We Stand and the past couple of years, as a dorm, we've kind of seen, you know, the country loses some of its pride," Moore added. "This year we are making a real emphasis to be united, be united as a campus, be united as a community, and remember how united the country became after that attack."

Funds from the event were donated to Heart 9/11.

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