Residents walk the towers


Randy Belt, 71, walks the hallway to help meet the goal for walking the World Trade towers. He is a US Marine Corp veteran.

Randy Belt, 71, walks the hallway to help meet the goal for walking the World Trade towers. He is a US Marine Corp veteran.


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Michael Siciliano, 74, pedals his way to help fellow residents walk the World Trade towers. He is US Army veteran.


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Roger Frazier, 82, rolls his wheelchair down the hallway as he walks the World Trade towers. He is a US Air Force veteran.


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SIDNEY — The residents of Shelby Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation are honoring those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, residents and staff thought it would be special to see how many times they could “climb” the World Trade towers. According to 911 Tower Challenge Foundation, 2071 steps represent the 110 floors of the tower. They are dedicating and tracking all steps (self-propelled wheelchair steps) to the brave men and women who lost their lives on that fateful day.

As of Sept. 6, the residents have walked five towers and likely will reach 10 towers by the deadline. There are five residents who are veterans and three veteran spouses, so this was something that was near and dear to them.

Randy Belt, 71, walks the hallway to help meet the goal for walking the World Trade towers. He is a US Marine Corp veteran.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/09/web1_walking.jpgRandy Belt, 71, walks the hallway to help meet the goal for walking the World Trade towers. He is a US Marine Corp veteran. Courtesy photo

Michael Siciliano, 74, pedals his way to help fellow residents walk the World Trade towers. He is US Army veteran.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/09/web1_walking3.jpgMichael Siciliano, 74, pedals his way to help fellow residents walk the World Trade towers. He is US Army veteran. Courtesy photo

Roger Frazier, 82, rolls his wheelchair down the hallway as he walks the World Trade towers. He is a US Air Force veteran.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/09/web1_walking2.jpgRoger Frazier, 82, rolls his wheelchair down the hallway as he walks the World Trade towers. He is a US Air Force veteran. Courtesy photo