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Fallen Firefighters Honored in Raleigh Ceremony

Posted May 5, 2007 8:34 p.m. EDT

— 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.