I-69 mile marker honors 343 first responders on 9/11

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Indiana Department of Transportation today held a dedication ceremony in honor of the 343 first responders who lost their lives on 9/11.

In partnership with local emergency officials, INDOT dedicated a space in the new Pigeon Creek Welcome Center located on southbound I-69 at mile marker 343, to the 343 firefighters and public safety officials who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

During today’s ceremony, the unveiling of a wall plaque took place in the foyer, displayed along with pictures that represent the tragic and life-changing event.

Following the ceremony, a procession of vehicles left from the welcome center headed to New Haven for their fire department’s events to commemorate 9/11.

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