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Fallen Firefighters Honored in Raleigh Ceremony

Posted May 5, 2007

— Downtown Raleigh was the backdrop Saturday to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Since 1902, about 200 North Carolina firefighters have died in the line of duty. A parade to honor their service marched through downtown to historic Nash Square.

There was a special service for 26 of those fire fighters who were inducted into the memorial for the first time Saturday.


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  • bigbr0ther May 6, 2007

    I hate I missed the ceremony. I coulndt get off work.

  • djofraleigh May 6, 2007

    There is something heroically brave about a person
    who runs into a building other are running out of.

    When you call the fire department, they come
    and they come within three or four minutes to you.

    To those who have fallen, who answered the call
    but didn't come back, are to be honored forever.

  • Ashen-Shugar May 5, 2007

    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~John 15:13

    If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out? ~John Godfrey Saxe

    Thank You