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Remembering the fallen, looking toward the future: The Spokane Valley Fire Department continued its tradition Tuesday of honoring the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by dedicating buildings under construction. Members of the department, Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey and others gathered for a ceremony at Station 6 on East Sprague Avenue, which is expected to be complete in mid-November. Construction stopped during the ceremony and several workers gathered at the back of the crowd for the remembrance. The department’s honor guard, including bagpipe players, led the ceremony. Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department honor guard, including, from left, Greg Bennett, fire inspector, Dave Vegele, engineer/paramedic, and Michael Fields, firefighter, participated in Tuesday morning’s flag raising.

Colin Mulvany