Fallen firefighters to be honored in Sunday ceremony

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File photo by MANDI BATEMAN The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. at the main City Fire Station in downtown Bonners Ferry.

The U.S. Fire Service will pay tribute to the lives of 119 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018 and in previous years during the 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, Oct. 6. A local memorial ceremony will also be held on that day at 3 p.m. at the main City Fire Station in downtown Bonners Ferry.

During the national service in Emmitsburg, Maryland, a bronze plaque bearing the names of the fallen will be officially added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Here in Boundary County, the names of the fallen will be read aloud in a program that features several fire service traditions designed to honor the dead.

More than 5,000 people, including families, friends, members of Congress, Administration officials and firefighters are expected to attend the national observance on Oct. 6. Firefighter Honor Guards and Pipe & Drum units from across the U.S. will participate in this national remembrance.

Here in Boundary County, the public is invited to attend the local ceremony, which will be preceded by a parade of fire apparatus which begins at Super 1 and ends at the Main Fire Station. The program will begin at 3 p.m., and is sponsored by Boundary County Chaplain Corps. Providence Bible Presbyterian Church is also supporting this remembrance as a participant in the Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters program.

For a complete list of fallen firefighters being honored go to http://weekend.firehero.org. For information about Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters go to www.bellsacrossamerica.com. Boundary County Chaplain Corps may be reached for more information at 208-267-3327.

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