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Baltimore first responders honored at service for fallen firefighters
Baltimore first responders honored at service for fallen firefighters

EMMITSBURG — Family after family took the solemn walk Sunday to receive an American flag and red rose, each pausing for a moment to feel the nation's gratitude for their loved ones, fallen firefighters who died in the line of duty. Among the 107 first responders honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service were two from Maryland: Gene Meir Kirchner, 25, of Reisterstown and David R. Barr Jr., 64, of Port Deposit. "For us, it's just another step in our journey of mourning," said Kirchner's sister, Shelly Brezicki of Hampstead. "It's been 17 months since Gene's death and our hope is that this helps us to find some closure."...

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