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Posted on: December 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Congratulations to Wiliiams Carpet

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Williams Carpet was presented an award for their participation in the "BUILDING FOR AMERICAS BRAVEST" program. Presenting the award was Retired Battalion Chief Ed Breen of FDNY. Chief Breen was a responder to the 9/11 disaster and now is a representative of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Building for America’s Bravest (BFAB) is a proud program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. It aims to raise funds to build custom designed, specially adapted homes for the most catastrophically injured American service members.

The legacy began on September 11, 2001. FDNY father of five, Stephen Siller was on his way to meet his three brothers to play golf. When he heard on his scanner what had happened at the World Trade Center, brave Stephen strapped on 60 lbs. of firefighter gear, rushed on foot through gridlocked traffic and ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center site. Stephen was last seen with his brothers of Squad 1; all of whom died saving others.

What began as a runner-led memorial for Siller eventually evolved into ensuring that honor and service is provided to the brave men and women serving in America’s recent wars, as well as our courageous first responders who serve domestically each and every day. In 2011, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation officially began the Building for America’s Bravest program (BFAB) to provide a specially adaptive home for the first ever quadruple amputee to survive, Army Specialist Brendan Marrocco.

If you wish to make the a donation to the Building for Americas Bravest program go to
www.ourbravest.org

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