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Local man reminds us to never forget

Posted at 4:38 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 18:38:01-04

BOISE, Idaho — Every Memorial Day, Veterans Day and 9/11, a local man spends his day hoping to spread his sense of gratitude for our military to all Idahoans, even if they might only see him will driving down the interstate.

Friday morning, Idaho civilian Robert Diaz arrived, waving and saluting to drivers from the Cloverdale Overpass, the same site where three Mountain Home airmen died in a fiery car crash a couple years ago.

"I think it's great support, said Diaz. "You have people that salute. You got people who wave. You got people who honk. The police officers will come and go and you salute them. It's encouraging."

Diaz feels it is his duty to honor those who served our country and to remind civilians of the sacrifices our veterans have made. He plans to remain on the overpass until sunset Friday.