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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Standing Ovation, Please!

The Miller Family Foundation has gifted $50,000 gift to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum or ITRHFM. The check was presented by the foundation’s representative, Will Miller, to George Connolly, the ITRHFM chairperson, in August. The funds will be used for the bronze plaques on the Wall of the Fallen Memorial that display the names of individuals in the towing and recovery industry who have lost their lives in the line of service and ongoing maintenance of the Wall.

Miller stated, "I believe it is important that these brave individuals who lost their lives be honored and remembered for their sacrifices. I also hope it helps to increase public awareness to the dangers towing operators face on a daily basis."

Connolly said, "We thank the Miller Family Foundation for their generous and ongoing support of of both the ITRHFM and the Wall of the Fallen. The Wall of the Fallen has had an impact on many of the families and friends who have lost a loved one, providing some comfort in knowing the industry remembered and shares in their grief."

The unveiling of the first set of names on the memorial was held in September, a year after the Wall itself was dedicated. For more information on the ITRHFM and the Wall, visit www.internationaltowingmuseum.org or call 423-267-3132.

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