Mantua – The officers and members of the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department were joined by officers and members from the Auburn, Aurora, Garrettsville, Kent, Ravenna City, and the Windham Fire Departments during the Potato Festival Parade to pay respects on the 10th anniversary of 9-11.
A piece of structural steel from one of the towers was displayed on the bumper of M.S.F.D. Engine # 1 during the parade. This piece of steel belongs to the Ravenna City Fire Department. M.S.F.D. Engine # 1 also displayed mourning bunting on each side and two sets of firefighter gear were placed on the front bumper to signify the missing/deceased firefighters.
The two flags that were carried by the firefighters were a firefighter mourning flag and a special 9-11-01 United States flag that was donated to the M.S.F.D. by a Shalersville resident.