North Idaho firefighters march in inaugural parade

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by COLE HEATH & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 21 at 7:21 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Almost 9,000 people, floats and bands marched Monday in the Presidential Inaugural parade.  They passed in front of bleachers lining Pennsylvania Avenue.  Among them, 134 members of the Central Valley High School marching band and a group of North Idaho firefighters.

Jacke Bieker is one of them.  He is with Coeur d'Alene's department and a member of their bagpipe and drums.  Beaker's group is made up of members from other Idaho fire departments including Lewiston, Boise and Meridian.  They were the only group representing Idaho in the parade.

"It gave me goose bumps," said Bieker.  "I'm looking at the Washington Monument; I'm getting ready to march around the capitol building and all the way to the white house.  It's an amazing feeling and an opportunity I never would of guessed I would have had."

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