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SLP Firefighters Remember Fallen Peers

A short ceremony was held at St. Louis Park Fire Station No. 2 Sunday morning.

At 8:59 a.m. on Sunday morning—exactly 10 years to the day that the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed—the siren of a single fire truck could be heard in St. Louis Park.

Residents joined city firefighters in silence as they stood outside . When the siren stopped, fire chief Luke Stemmer stepped forward with tears in his eyes.

"I always get choked up on this day," he said to the crowd.

On Sept. 11, 2001, 343 firefighters and paramedics were killed as they rushed to save people following the terrorist attacks. Another 60 police officers died.

"It was a day a lot like today," Stemmer said. "The skies were sunny in New York.

"I ask that all of you, along with the St. Louis Park firefighters, remember the courage shown that day."

Dave Timmons September 12, 2011 at 12:08 AM
How do you feel about this: John Hoff, the Minneapolis, Minnesota blogger that made national headlines after he was sued and lost a blogging harassment case with a $60,000 judgment, has used the commemoration of 9/11 to announce his latest money making venture - a blog about his adventures while serving in Afghanistan. John Hoff writes from his barracks in a special 9/11 blog edition, "I wish to make some money blogging--or at least revel in free meals, free trips and free samples--as well as produce commentary on national and even global issues." So Spc. John Hoff sees the commemoration of 9/11 as an opportunity to make money, and announce his latest venture. He is, in my opinion, in need of counseling. Opinions?

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