VFW honors top local first responders

Loudon firefighters and others set out on a 5K run, many in full gear, to honor first responders Saturday. From left, are Jake Ratledge, Jacob Turbeville, Bryan McFalls and Loudon Mayor Jeff Harris.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5150 in Loudon honored the county’s first responders Saturday in remembrance of those who served and died during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The awards were followed by a 5K run through the streets of Loudon in support of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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