Governor remembers fallen firefighters

Published 05/09 2013 04:43PM

Updated 05/09 2013 06:25PM

SPRINGFIELD -- Firefighters put their lives on the line every day. Thursday, dozens remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Governor Pat Quinn spoke at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial. He thanked crews around the state. He says they were a big help when all the flooding happened a few weeks ago.

Quinn also awarded the Medal of Honor to several firefighters. The award is given to those who save extreme bravery in the face of danger.

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