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Dozens honor 9/11 first responders in inaugural Seacliff State Beach stair climb

Updated: Mar 29

By Ashley Keehn, KION 5/46 News

APTOS, Calif. - First responders from Santa Cruz County took on the stairs at Seacliff State Beach in Aptos Wednesday morning to honor the men and women who gave their lives in hopes of saving others 18 years ago.

Aptos-La Selva firefighter Steve Vratny brought the idea to his coworkers several months ago and said they were immediately on board.