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GJFD Pays Tribute to First Responders

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The tributes for those fallen on 911 continued as the Grand Junction Fire Department held their remembrance ceremony.

This is the second year the department host the event which Fire Chief Ken Watkins said was started because he felt the memory of 911 was fading away.

The ceremony was a series of awards given out including a fire award which was given to a Grand Junction Police Officer. It is the first time they've ever done this.

The event follows the overpass tribute held earlier Tuesday morning and is meant as a tribute for responders all across the country.

"We stick together and we recognize what happened in New York and we do have a kinship to that. So, we don't want to forget it, we want to remember it and help the community remember it also," said Fire Chief Watkins. 

The Grand Junction Fire Department event will continue as an annual one. 

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