An elderly woman expresses gratitude to Mayor Quade.

Patriotism Parades in Poulsbo

(Poulsbo, Kitsap County) Patriotism could be seen throughout Poulsbo today as people gathered to show their love of America, honor those lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks, and to honor those who serve in the US military. Today was also about paying tribute to the firefighters, police officers, and other emergency personnel who responded during and in the aftermath of the attacks. Members of the community listened to the Navy Region Northwest Band and then proceeded on a short walk through town. Fire engines from Poulsbo and Navy Region Northwest were staged along the route to show appreciation for the tremendous community support. Seniors and other people who were not able to make the walk, gathered along the route to clap and express their gratitude. Patriots could also be seen waving American flags on the Finn Hill and Sherman Hill overpasses, above State Highway 3. Firefighter Paramedic George Epperly, who attended the memorial service for fallen firefighters in New York and who has become a familiar site on Patriot’s Day said, “Today is not only about remembering the tragic loss on 9/11 and the 343 firefighters who lost their lives, but it’s also about honoring those who serve our country and being proud to wave the American flag.”

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