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Patriot's Day at Spokane County Fair

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Interstate Fair organizers held the 6th annual “Patriots Day” Monday to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary.

During "Patriots Day," first responders and those with military ID don't have to pay the $11 fair entrance fee - their attendance is on the house.

"It's one of the coolest days of the entire fair," explained Rich Hartzell, Director of the Spokane County Interstate Fair. "It gives us a chance to recognize people that serve and have served."

It's an effort to honor our local heroes, and it's especially important to Orville Clouse.  Clouse has worked at the fair for 54 years, and just 3 years ago, lost his grandson in Afghanistan.

"It's been rough but, I think the military is full of awesome people and they don't get enough credit.

So, it... it means a lot to me today,” said Clouse. “It's a very,very special day."

The Fair is open every day until Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm.