Fully restored Hemet Fire Department honor mural rededicated

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The huge brightly restored mural at Hemet Fire Station 1 with the face of Liberty, an American flag, and firefighters lifting another American flag is shown at its unveiling ceremony Sept. 10, a day before the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
It was an emotional day in Hemet for more than 100 residents, dozens of firefighters and police officers and Mt. San Jacinto College art students as a huge, restored wall mural was unveiled depicting local firefighters raising a flag to bring awareness of the fateful 9/11 terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York 20 years ago. The mural, painted on the wall of Hemet’s Fire Station No. 1 to recognize the local Fire Department and their service to the community, was painted soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists’ attack, and until now had slowly faded. Now, with the mural carefully restored by art students from MSJC with the financial support of the Rotary Club of Hemet, it again stands brightly for all to remember the service and sacrifices many firefighters and police offic
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