The Metal & The Flag: Stephen Reid, 9/11 First Responder | Spartan Tales


Develop into a Spartan:

Stephen Reid was a detective within the New York Metropolis Police Division on 9/11. In Chinatown on the time of the primary airplane crash, he referred to as his division, telling them he was there to swimsuit up.

The losses won’t ever be forgotten. Stephen misplaced 23 police brothers and sisters that day.

Steven ran his first Spartan final yr in Boston. Following that have, he started to run every single day carrying the American Flag. The Flag and metal from the World Commerce Heart – each accompany him at each race. He now runs with The Wounded Warriors and veteran athletes, respectfully inspiring all Spartans and in flip discovering inspiration from his comrades. «We supply the burdens for them that day,» Steven explains, «as a result of after the race, we are able to do away with our burdens, and so they cannot.»

Thanks to Stephen and all of the 9/11 first responders. We are going to always remember your sacrifices.

For these seeking to donate, here’s a listing of charities that look to assist and bear in mind the fallen, the households and the heroes of 9/11:

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  1. Stephen Reid, your story is inspiring to say the least.  I'm so glad I found this video.  I have been moved to tears.  You seem to have an identical spirit to many I have served with while deployed. And you're right, this race is symbolic.  We can put down our burdens at the end of the day, but a lot of our friends, families and comrades cannot.  I commend you.  "Live 'til you die!" 

  2. Stephen Reid you say it best when you say we can put down our burdens at the end of the day but there are those that can't.  The words and rememberences that you wrote about in the blog have unlocked a mystery of 69 years. God Bless you Spartan Stephen Reid, NYPD, retired – and God Bless Walter J Reilly, Captain, US Army, (KIA-WWII)  –  you have led us to you both and the rest of the Reillys! Look forward to shaking your hand someday soon Stephen. Your cousin MM.