9/11 victims remembered in Lynchburg climb

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Lynchburg, Va. (WDBJ7) In Lynchburg, people paid their respects to those killed in the terror attacks with a memorial stair climb.

People climbed the steps of at the Bank of the James in downtown. They walked up all 20 flights, five-and-a-half times.

For one Lynchburg Police Officer, who was in New York on that day, it's something he'll never forget.

"It was surreal. It was hard to wrap your mind around it when it was happening. It's still hard to wrap my mind around it. It was scary. I've never been so frightened in my life," said Sgt. Brian Smith, whose father was killed on 9/11.

Proceeds from the event go towards the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and The Fire Foundation Incorporated.