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Cd'A Firefighter Honored For Military Service

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On Thursday in Coeur d'Alene the fire department raised a ceremonial flag at the station's headquarters to honor one of their own.

Firefighter, and Army Lieutenant, Joshua Hoston is currently serving in Iraq. He is on leave for two weeks and the fire department decided to honor him by holding today's ceremony.

"It's a big honor because the family goes through a lot the fire department goes through a lot, and we all work together, and now they won't forget about me when I take off," said Joshua Hoston, honored firefighter. "Knowing that's up means a ton."

The service flag was first used during World War One. It's used to honor family members serving in times of war. The flag will hang at the fire station until Hoston returns from Iraq permanently.

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