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BUSH-MICHIGAN
(2007-10-08)
(wgvu) - PRESIDENT BUSH IS ASKING AMERICANS TO
TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK FIREFIGHTERS AND OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS.
BUSH HONORED FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND
SERVICE TO THE NATION AT THE NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
IN MARYLAND.
HE MENTIONED THREE OF THEM BY NAME -- INCLUDING AMY
SCHNEARLE-PENNYWITT OF ANN ARBOR (MICHIGAN). THE 34-YEAR-OLD DIED
IN JANUARY 2006 AFTER BEING HIT BY A PICKUP TRUCK WHILE RESPONDING
TO A SERIES OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON ICY INTERSTATE 94.
A PLAQUE WITH THE NAMES OF 87 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF
DUTY LAST YEAR -- AND THOSE OF FOUR OTHERS WHO DIED IN PREVIOUS
YEARS -- WAS ADDED TO THE MARYLAND MEMORIAL.
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