CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Tuesday morning you could see firefighters from multiple departments walking across the Ravenel Bridge in full uniform for the annual Silent Walk.
Men, women, and children honored those lost, some by carrying crosses across the bridge, others by simply being there.
One former New York Fire Department member says he knew every firefighter that was killed as well as many others. He says holding events like the Silent Walk is how we keep their memory alive.
“When we have events like this, people are remembering. As long as people are remembering that day and remember the people on that day, my friends who died on that day and those who have died since that day are still alive,” said Johan Zamoscianyk, a former EMT with the New York Fire Department. Zamoscianyk worked in the North Tower and escaped just before it fell.
Every firefighter walking the bridge wore badges with some of the names and pictures of the 343 firefighters and others lost.