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Bangor Students Honor Local Emergency Responders 

Catherine Pegram

Students at University College of Bangor honored the local men and woman who serve and protect, in remembrance of emergency responders who died on this day.Members of the student government held a commemoration ceremony at the UCB flagpole. They passed out plaques to representatives from Bangor’s Police and Fire Departments, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department and Maine State Police. Local members of the military were also invited. Student Government President Alice Ireland says “I just think its important that people realize how important people are. Not just law enforcement, but everybody. Your family, your loved ones. Because people can be gone at any time.”Organizers say it’s important to thank those who put their lives on the line for the community every day.After the ceremony, the students put on a barbeque for everyone who attended the event.