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Lethbridge firefighters honour fallen brothers and sisters

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The annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony began Wednesday with a parade of uniformed personnel led by the Lethbridge Fire Department Honour Guard and Lethbridge Firefighter’s Pipes and Drums.

Participants marched from Fire Headquarters on the corner of Scenic Drive and 4th avenue south up to Southminster United Church.

Honour Guard Commander, Jim Anderson, says it’s a way to commemorate those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

He says the fire service is a brotherhood and “we feel for other firefighters who are suffering the same as us.” Anderson says he remembers very clearly September 11th, 2001. He was on duty at the time and watching the television as the Twin Towers fell and “thinking of the firefighters who were losing their lives that day.”

A ceremony at Southminster United Church to honour fallen firefighters from across North America, was held after the parade.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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