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One Man’s 9-11 Tribute

Brad Choat
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Vietnam veteran Michael Kilgus of St. Louis stands on downtown St. Louis sidewalk, September 11, 2011. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Vietnam veteran Michael Kilgus of St. Louis stands on downtown St. Louis sidewalk, September 11, 2011. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  There was a man with a message— standing on the sidewalk of Memorial Drive in downtown St. Louis, Sunday morning— holding an American flag— with the Gateway Arch at his back.

“I can show respect to the firemen and police officers who died that day (September 11, 2001), and to the military and all they’ve been doing. I just want to show America it’s right to stand up for our country,” said Vietnam War veteran Michael Kilgus of St. Louis.

Kilgus said his solemn tribute to those who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks is something similar to what he did on a public sidewalk ten years ago, while living in Florida.

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