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Tampa real estate firms to honor local heroes

Rescue workers examine the World Trade Center site less than two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Homes for Heroes program was inspired by the events of 9/11.
Published Sep. 7, 2016

Two independent real estate brokerages — Ann Thompson & Assoc. Realty and Sunshine Real Estate of Tampa Bay, both Homes for Heroes affiliates — will join forces to honor local heroes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The family-fun day will be full of laughter, music, games, prizes and more as they honor local heroes among law enforcement, military, EMTs, teachers, health care professionals and firefighters.

Honorees include the Coast Guard's David Butierries, the Army's Dr. Zenobia Cann and Nicholas Caris of the Marine Corps, pediatrician Dr. Gerard R. Hough, plus many others.

The event will not only honor those who serve the community every day, but also remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 15 years ago.

Inspired by the events of Sept. 11, Homes for Heroes, a Minnesota-based program, has become the largest nationwide program to help heroes save on a home that is now available in Tampa.

WFLA-Ch. 8 news anchor Jenn Hollaway will emcee the event on Saturday at the Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library at 1505 N Nebraska Ave.

For more information, call (813) 446-3611.

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