In West Salem this morning .
people also gathered to remember the events of 9-11
as well as life of a firefighter.
The Tunnel to Towers 5-K Run and Walk series honors
the life of Stephen Stller .
a New York City firefighter who died after strapping
on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery
Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
Besides the 5-K .
today's event also featured a presentation by the
West Salem American Legion and a 21 gun salute.
This year .
the event is also honoring the life of a 32 year veteran
West Salem firefighter who recently passed away.
We lost, this past year, one of our greatest community
members feel-- David or 'gator' McClintock.
So we took this day to not only to honor the national
emergency personal, firefighters and police officers
but also our local emergency personal.
This was the first year of event.
Organizers say about 400 people participated in today's