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9/11 tribute by volunteer firefighters


Volunteer firefighters from small communities in northeast Iowa paid their own tribute to the 343 firefighters who died in the 9/11 attacks.  About 50 firefighters marched in the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest Borlaug Parade Saturday. When they reached the lawn of the Howard County courthouse, they paused while "Amazing Grace" was played.

Neal Stapelkamp, Cresco Fire Chief said, " With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, we felt it would be a good time to honor the firefighters as well as the rest of the citizens that did perish that day."

Stapelkamp says the group wanted to wait a week for the tribute so it could be part of the festival.

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