Tupelo 9/11 Stair Climb Honors the Fallen and Promotes Community


by Meredith Biesinger, Our Mississippi Home

“Never forget” is a term that is often said when referencing the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Tupelo ensures that no one will ever forget the great sacrifice, heroism, and emotions that took place that day through its annual Tupelo 9/11 Stair Climb.

This is the sixth year for the Stair Climb, an event that would not be possible without Melinda Monts, the wife of Captain Monts, and the Tupelo Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

The Tupelo 9/11 Stair Climb pays to the 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement, and 8 EMTs who lost their lives on Ground Zero on September 11.

Melinda Monts spearheaded the event six years ago to raise funds for the fire department and a local charity of their choosing while also honoring the first responders who sacrificed…

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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