Star-spangled celebration honors fallen heroes

 Honoring Arizona's fallen heroes. City of Phoenix leaders have started two "Hero Lanes," roads that honor valley police, fire, and military who've died in the line of duty.

The banners are new and display the faces of legendary heroes, both men and women who've put their lives in danger and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

"During Memorial Day we recognize all the veterans who have given their lives for us, but also for our fallen officers," said Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski.

Valley leaders announced the dedication of two roads where you'll see the banners hang on Washington through downtown Phoenix to 12th Avenue and on a stretch of Baseline from 35th Avenue to 51st Avenue.

"In my humble opinion you can never honor our police officers enough. I just spent last week in D.C. recognizing the lives of our men and women, and we can't do it enough," said Phoenix Police Chief Joseph Yahner.

"We are here to remember 11 fallen fire fighters. Their names are on the walls, they are brave men and women, they fought the good fight to do what they needed to do for the community," said Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner.

This week's events begin in downtown Phoenix at City Hall, and end Friday night at five at Cesar Chavez Park.

"We need to honor these men and women that have given the ultimate sacrifice," said Nowakowski.

The Star Spangled Celebration honors the men and women who give of themselves for us.

Friday night's event at Cesar Chavez Park will include a fireworks display, splash zone, raffles, live music, a bike rodeo, and a K-9 demonstration.

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