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Local Firefighter, Veteran Reflects On Memorial Day

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A local firefighter, dedicated to serving both his country and community, reflects on his service this Memorial Day.

Many Americans enjoyed the day off, but it takes on a different meaning for those who served, including Darin Beckes, a Lieutenant with the Erie Fire Department and a Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force National Guard. Beckes, a veteran who spent his Memorial Day responding to emergencies, says it's important to remember why Memorial Day was established.

 "There's men and women overseas now that are still sacrificing for us and I think it's great that we at least have one day to honor the memories of people that have fallen," explained Beckes.

Beckes is one of about 4 Erie firefighters who also serves in the military.
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