COLORADO SPRINGS — There are somber honors this weekend with 469 names added to the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs
“Right here honoring my father Vincent Edward Davis,” stated Suzanne Smith from Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Hundreds of individuals from throughout america and Canada have arrived for the ceremony.
“They’ve welcomed us, welcomed us with open arms,” stated Smith, “There is not sufficient they cannot do for us, they usually’re so respectful.”
The ceremony honors IAFF firefighters who’ve died within the line of responsibility both throughout an incident or from problems attributable to the job.
It additionally honors their households and colleagues.
:”That is about them. It isn’t about something different than simply displaying them our gratitude for the sacrifices they’ve needed to make,” stated Colorado Springs Skilled Firefighters, Native 5, President, Curt Crumb.
The ceremony this 12 months is without doubt one of the largest ever. “This 12 months it is about double the scale of what we might usually see,” stated Crumb. It’s bigger as a result of ceremonies have been postponed in the course of the pandemic.
On the Friday earlier than the official ceremony near 2,000 IAFF members spent hours working towards for the occasion.
“I imagine tomorrow there’s going to be a flood, by advantage of all of the tears which are going to be shed remembering the fantastic people misplaced attributable to demise..they usually have been fantastic firefighters,” stated Smith.
The Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony is Saturday September 17, 2022. It begins at 11:00 a.m.
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