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PHOTOS: Silent Parade Honors Fallen Firefighters

The New Lenox Fire Protection District organized the event, which featured 12 other departments from the area.

The  hosted its first silent parade Monday to honor firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty in the last year.

Emergency vehicles from neighboring departments joined the parade and displayed their lights only. The parade followed a brief ceremony at Lincoln-Way West before departing for Station One on Route 30. 

Firefighter John Harkenrider organized the event, which featured 12 other departments: Crete Township, Downers Grove, Frankfort, Hazel Crest, Manhattan, Mokena, Peotone, Pleasentview, Riverdale, Romeoville, South Holland and Tinley Park. 

NL Resident September 12, 2012 at 12:18 PM
This was a great idea and my family and neighbors enjoyed it. Thankfully, our home was on the parade route as we knew nothing about it?

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