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By Jay Michaels

11/11/09

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, American warriors past and present were remembered on Veterans Day.

Iraq war veteran and Kimberly resident Andrew Pike was at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Amy Jones, Pikes aunt says, “He is there today, and he participated in a ceremony laying a wreath. And we're going to get the whole story when my brother calls later on today.

The body of 29 year old Army Helicopter Pilot Mathew Heffelfinger of Kimberly ,who was killed in a crash on Sunday in Tikrit, Iraq, is in Dover, Delaware and will be coming home soon.

Kim Kohen, local President of the American Legion Auxiliary says, “He is in Dover right now. And we're waiting tomorrow hopefully that he'll arrive, and the Legion Riders will be meeting him at the airplane on the tarmac here in Twin Falls.”

Here in Twin Falls, veterans and family members met at the City Park. Chaplain Bill Lineberry says that the freedom that we as Americans enjoy, comes at a great price.

Lineberry said as he spoke to the group, “So we give thanks for their courage and sacrifices, sacrifices that in many cases meant paying the ultimate price.”

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