The Jersey Girl Country Store is committed to supporting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation by providing a portion of ALL store sales and the Sunday September 5th music event.e.
The Jersey Girl Country Store, an official registered fundraising site for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, is leveraging one of their popular Sunday music events to support Frank Siller who has walked from the Pentagon to Shanksville PA and now Ground Zero last week to raise funds. It will be passing through Morristown on the same day as the concert.
Special Labor Day musical show featuring:
Date and time: 09-05-2021 @ 18:00
Admission: $ 20.00 Includes Light Fare – BYOB (Call 973-906-4544 for advance ticket sales)
Site: Jersey Girl – Operation Market Garden
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation provides funds to pay off mortgages and build homes for the families of first responders and soldiers who have been killed or seriously injured. This will now include the families of the 12 soldiers recently killed in Kabul, Afghanistan. 93% of all funds raised go directly to families. This year alone, they have provided 200 homes for families.
According to the owners, “The Jersey Girl Operation Market Garden supports the Steve Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation by supporting first responders and families of soldiers whose children have been killed in the line of duty. Said Pamela Breunig and Bradley Copp.
“We wanted to choose a meaningful way to give back because of the recent tragic assassination of 13 young soldiers in Afghanistan. The Steve Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is one of the best charities to donate funds to first responders and families of soldiers whose children have been killed in the line of duty.
Our nephew was seriously injured in Afghanistan a few years ago and his friends on September 11, so this charity is very personal to us.
Steven Siller, a firefighter, died on September 11 while crossing the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel with his equipment to the towers. He saved many lives before he died when the building collapsed. His brother Frank Siller created this foundation to honor his brother.
Firefighter Stephen Gerard Siller was the youngest of seven children born to Mae and George Siller. At the age of eight, Stephen lost his father and a year and a half later his mother passed away, leaving him orphaned and raised by his older siblings. For a while, Stephen went through a period of struggle, but thanks to the love of his siblings and the values his parents instilled in him, he became an extraordinary and dedicated firefighter. More than most, he knew time was precious and achieved a lot in his 34 years.
On September 11, 2001, Stephen, who was assigned to Brooklyn Squad 1, had just finished his shift and was about to play golf with his brothers when he learned through his scanner that a plane had hit the north tower of world trade. Center. Upon hearing the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers that he would catch up with them later. He returned to Squad 1 to collect his equipment.
Stephen drove his truck to the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for safety reasons. Determined to do his duty, he tied 60 pounds. equipment behind his back and ran on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave his life while saving the others.
Stephen had everything to live on; a wonderful wife, five wonderful children, a dedicated extended family and friends. Stephen’s parents were lay Franciscans and he grew up under the guiding philosophy of Saint Francis of Assisi, whose encouraging and inspiring phrase “as long as we have time, do good” were words that Stephen lived by. Stephen’s heroic life and death reminds us all to live life to the fullest and to spend our time here on earth doing good – it is his legacy.