Tunnel Runners Honor 9/11 Firefighter Hero

Thousands of people yesterday ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to honor the fallen firefighter who ran the same route the morning of the 9/11 attacks, and to raise money for the children's-aid foundation in his name.September 27, 2004 -- Thousands of people yesterday ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to honor the fallen firefighter who ran the same route the morning of the 9/11 attacks, and to raise money for the children's-aid foundation in his name.

Off-duty Staten Island firefighter Stephen Siller ran through the tunnel in his gear because it was the fastest way to get to the World Trade Center.

The event has raised more than $500,000 in the past two years .

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a large crowd at the firehouse next to the WTC site, "It's a wonderful testament of how much people appreciate what Stephen's family has done for everyone.

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