ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A special tribute to the fallen REACT team wins this year’s Labor Day Parade Float Contest. This is a tribute to our local heroes who died in a REACT helicopter crash last December.
The Sheet Metal Workers Local 219 made the float. Union members say they wanted to do something honoring the crew because they make the sheet metal used on REACT helicopters.
"It's the epitome of labor day. They're putting forth their lives for our people in Rockford and we just wanted to honor that," Union member Eric Amdal, said.
WIFR’S anchor Whitney Martin helped judge the floats.