JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Members of the 412th Contracting Support Brigade here took part in the 2nd Annual San Antonio 9/11 Memorial Climb at the Alamodome.Members of the 412th CSB joined firefighters, law enforcement and members of the community to honor the first responders and victims of the attacks that took place Sept. 11, 2001. The 2nd annual memorial and climb through the Alamodome honored the 343 firefighters, more than 60 law enforcement officers and civilians who were killed that day.Climbers were routed up and down the stairs inside the lower portion the Alamodome twice to surpass the 110 floors and height of the World Trade Center.Each firefighter, law enforcement and military participant was asked to carry the name of a first responder who died in the towers. A bell was rung for them and their name was signed on a memorial flag at the end of the second lap around the Alamodome.The six participants from the 412th CSB and the name of the lost first responder whom they represented included Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Hammond on behalf of police officer Moira Smith; Maj. Manuel Prado on behalf of police officer Thomas Langone; Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Carter on behalf of Capt. William Thompson; Staff Sgt. Ryan Johnson on behalf of Lt. Robert Cirri; and Lysette Sanchez on behalf of police officer Richard Rodriguez. Also joining them in support was Dali Prado."To see in person the physical toll it takes for firefighters and police officers to climb all those steps in full gear gives you a better appreciation for what the New York units had to endure," said Prado, a 412th CSB procurement analyst who also participated in the inaugural climb last year at San Antonio's Tower of Americas.Understanding the sacrifices that first responders make during emergency situations, volunteer firefighter and native New Yorker Staff Sgt. Brian Roussel coordinated and planned the brigade's participation for the second consecutive year.Participants from the 412th CSB were accompanied by more than 900 others at the event to honor the memory of the men and women who sacrificed their lives during the attacks 13 years ago.