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Medic honors firefighters lost on 9/11 by walking over 1,000 miles

Source: Whitesville Rural Volunteer Fire Department Source: Whitesville Rural Volunteer Fire Department
Firefighters from 125 departments across the country joined Charleston's own for last year's five-mile trek across the Ravenel Bridge and back. (Source: Live 5) Firefighters from 125 departments across the country joined Charleston's own for last year's five-mile trek across the Ravenel Bridge and back. (Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A South Carolina medic is making a trip to honor the firefighters killed in the 9/11 attacks. 

According to a Facebook post from Whitesville Rural Volunteer Fire Department, Anna DeWitt, a medic with the Darlington County EMS, and is walking three miles per victim.

That totals to 1,050 miles for the 343 firefighters killed.

According to Whitesville Fire Department, DeWitt is walking to Mount Pleasant for the Silent 9/11 walk Sunday.

The Silent 9/11 walk is expected to take place from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants are asked to arrive at America Street and Lee Street.

Special guest speakers for this event include Mayor Linda Page, Mayor John Tecklenburg, and first responders from New York.

Parking will be available at the city parking lot on Grace Bridge Street and East Bay Street. Participants are asked to carpool if possible.

Firefighters from 125 departments across the country joined Charleston's own for last year's five-mile trek across the Ravenel Bridge and back. Family and friends walked alongside loved ones. Firefighters suited up in full gear, totaling as much as 60 additional pounds to make the walk across the bridge.

This year, organizers expect more than 1,500 people to attend.

On Saturday, Firefighters trained at the old Navy hospital for the event. North Charleston firefighters opened up the training for anybody who wanted to learn more about what it takes to be a firefighter.

Firefighters hope that this training helps show people the relationship between firefighters the community and other first responders. 

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