Remembering 9/11 Hero Stephen Siller

Columbia, SC (WLTX)- A traveling museum honoring the men and women who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 made a stop in Columbia this week.

The 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit is a 1,000 square foot museum. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation created the traveling exhibit in Siller's honor.

"Stephen was on his way home when he heard about the towers and he turned his car back around and went back to the firehouse," said retired Fire Department of New York Battalion Chief Jack Oehm.

Siller, who was 34, would never return back home to his wife and five children. He lost his life on September 11, 2001.

"The Siller family got together and created this foundation and we've been following Stephen's footsteps since 9/11 doing good deeds in his name," said Siller.

The goal of the Tunnels to Towers is to support first responders and military service members who have been seriously hurt in the line of duty. For the second year in the row, Lexington Medical Center is sponsoring the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k Run and Walk on September 19 at 7pm in Columbia's Vista.

Proceeds from the 5k benefit the building of smart homes for quadruple and triple amputee veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation's "Building for America's Bravest" program.

If you are interested in visiting the traveling exhibit it will be at the South Carolina State House on Wednesday. March 26 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. and at the Hilton Field at Fort Jackson on Thursday, March 27th from 7:30 a.m.-noon.


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