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DAR, Scouts Join Together to Thank Local Heroes

Special event held on Sept. 11 at Fire Station No. 10.

By Debbie Houston

Boy Scouts of America Troop 575 and the Philadelphia Winn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution teamed up this past Sunday, Sept. 11, at Fire Station No. 10 in Lawrenceville to show appreciation to area first responders.

Several local dignitaries were on hand including Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Johnson, Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) and .

Johnson thanked the firefighters and emergency medical technicians and noted how important it is for citizens to thank those who serve and protect us.

Rep. Woodall also noted his appreciation.

“Sept. 11 reminds us that the first responders did the same on 9/11 (2001) as they do everyday. They run toward whatever we run away from,” he said.

Nash urged those in attendance to support first responders every day and added, “Gwinnett County is fortunate to have the best firefighters and EMS in the universe.”

Philadelphia Winn Chapter NSDAR Regent Peggy Freeman presented a to Fire Station Lt. Brian Rogers. The flag features images of the World Trade Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and the Liberty Bell representing the site in Shanksville, Pa. where Flight 93 went down. The DAR flag will fly along with the American flag outside the fire station.

As part of the event, the Boys Scouts prepared dinner for station personnel and held a flag retirement ceremony.

To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org.

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