Richard Kollar wrote -
The mission of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The Jones Beach Lifeguard Corps has a strong tradition of protecting the lives of the many thousands of people who travel to the beaches at the State Parks on Long Island. The Corps remains steadfast in remembering those members who sacrificed their lives in the tragedy of 9/11. In addition, each year as we now continue to participate in the Tunnel to Towers Event we recognize a member of our Corps who has passed away since that date. Last year we recognized Chad Lundwall FDNY and this year our efforts will be dedicated to the memory of Lt. Matthew Lynch, a fellow Jones Beach lifeguard and United States Marine who gave his life defending our country in Iraq during his third tour of duty. God Bless all of these brothers of the Jones Beach Lifeguard Corps. We will never forget!