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Airmen Memorial Bridge rededicated by family members of the fallen

Posted at 7:59 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 11:26:25-04

Family and friends held a rededication ceremony today to honor 18 Airmen who died while training in Tucson in 1944. 

The Airmen Memorial Bridge opened in January, but now, it has two new plaques dedicated to each of the 18 lives lost. Family members wanted to make sure each man's name was known to properly honor the sacrifice they gave for their country.

The men were killed on board two B-24 Liberator Bombers that collided midair over the Pantano Wash while training for combat in WWII.

Even though these men weren't in active combat, they still gave their lives for their country, and the families did not want them to be forgotten.

The family members came from seven different states across the country to be part of the rededication. You can visit it yourself right on the corner of Sabino Canyon Road and Kolb Road.