For the former WEC Bantamweight Champion, today is a day to remember. Twenty-two years ago, the U.S. was attacked on their homeland. The September 11th terrorist attacks ended up taking the lives of nearly 3,000 people.
Eddie Wineland refuses to forget.
Former WEC Champion/UFC Vet Eddie Wineland Honors the Fallen from the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
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Wineland, who serves as a firefighter for Laporte Fire Department, has made it a tradition each year to honors those who lost their lives as a result of the World Trade Center attacks by climbing 2,071 steps, the amount of stairs inside of each of the Twin Towers.
Two thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven people lost their lives on 9/11/2001, including three hundred forty-three firefighters. The first attack occurred at 8:46 a.m. on the North Tower of the World Trade Center.