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Monday, September 22, 2008

International Towing Hall of Fame & Museum Events This Past Weekend

Here's the WDEF News 12 story:

Hundreds of people from around the country gathered Saturday morning at the International Towing and Recovery Museum.

Sixty one people were inducted into the towing hall of fame at during a special ceremony.

Their names were added to the Wall of the Fallen, which honors those who lost their lives while serving others.

Families received certificates honoring those men and women and they released white balloons into the sky.

The memorial wall was established at Chattanooga's Towing museum three years ago.

"Also established a fund, a survivor fund which helps the families through a very difficult time. It's been a forgotten industry up until the last few years and now we're making great headway," Museum Trustee George Bakker added.

Bakker says the survivor fund is because many tow companies are still small businesses that don't always offer insurance.

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