Spokane firefighter waves American flag on 9/11 Anniversary

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by Ashley Korslien and KREM.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 7 at 3:19 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- A Spokane firefighter waved the American flag near Interstate 90 on Tuesday to honor 9/11 victims.

Alex Mickschl perched himself on a rock along eastbound Interstate 90 near the Hamilton Street exit. He told KREM 2 News that it is the perfect spot to send a powerful message to drivers.

“I like this spot because I'm a little bit away from everything. It's not Alex they're looking at, it's the flag they're looking at because that's what I want them to see,” said Mickschl.

The firefighter began paying tribute to 9/11 victims in 2002. Mickschl started waving the flag to honor the 343 firefighters who died at Ground Zero in New York City.

“I spend the entire time thinking about what happened and all the people that have made sacrifices that day and every day since,” said Mickschl.

Yet, Mickschl’s work is not done. He plans to return to the same spot on the next 9/11 anniversary and to eventually visit the memorial at Ground Zero.

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