EAST WINDSOR: Township firefighters join Tunnel to Towers tribute

With the tunnel closed to traffic after planes hit the World Trade Center, New York City firefighter Stephen Siller strapped on all of his gear and ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 — only to lose his life a short time later in his effort to rescue people from the burning buildings.
In recognition of his heroism and the heroism of all the first responders as well as military personnel who were killed or wounded that day, over 30,000 people took part in the annual Tunnel to Towers Run on Sunday, Sept. 27.
This year, firefighters from East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 2 — Capt. Michael Trivisonno Jr., Bruce Cowper and Michael Crismali — took part in the event.
“What Stephen Siller, and all of the first responders did on Sept. 11, 2001, is truly amazing,“ Mr. Cowper said. “It is something we will never forget and we are proud to participate in such a great event that honors their memory as well as the memory of all the brave troops who gave their lives to defend our freedom after that tragic day.“ 