About a week and a half before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, FDNY Firefighter and running enthusiast Etan Blatt felt motivated to do something special. Blatt made a last-minute decision to run on September 11th from his hometown in Long Beach, NY to the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero in downtown NYC. He formulated a route where the total distance from point to point is 34.3 miles and it represents one mile for each of the 343 FDNY Firefighters who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 in their attempt to save lives and property. Those 343 firefighters made the supreme sacrifice and lost their lives in the line of duty looking to save others. They died so that others would live. This year Blatt will make the 34.3 mile run again and he’s asking others to support him in his effort to turn Miles into Memories.”