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Firefighter killed at Mizzou to receive special honor

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(KTVI)-- A special honor for the firefighter killed in a walkway collapse at Mizzou.

It is a flag that no longer flies and yet it is constantly being flown from city to city and funeral to funeral to honor police and firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

Chris Heisler created the U.S. Honor Flag that had been part of a ceremony at Ground Zero.

And since 2007, it has been traveling the country. It even flew in space, always a symbol of heroism and sacrifice.

Typically, the Honor Flag travels on a commercial flight and when the plane lands, it is the pilot who presents it to an honor guard which takes it to be with the body of the fallen.

The U.S. Honor Flag stands for so much, but perhaps it’s the U.S. part that says the most because this flag represents us, all of us, when it honors all of those who sometimes pay the ultimate price for putting our safety above their own.

The flag will pass through St. Louis Wednesday.

The memorial service for Bruce Britt will be Thursday morning in Columbia.

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