On Sunday June 7th, 2009 the Somerville Fire Department came together for their annual Firefighters Memorial Sunday. Wreaths were placed at the Arrow Paper Fire Memorial and the Somerville Firefighters Memorial at the Lowell Street Fire Station. The following are photos of this year's service.
Chief of Operations Pete St. Clair addresses those who have gathered at the memorial.
Local 76 President Jay Colbert reads the Arrow Paper Fire Memorial plaque.
A wreath is placed at the Memorial by Deputy Chief Jim Hodnett and Lt. Mark Wall Jr.
Local 76 President Jay Colbert addresses the crowd at the Somerville Firefighters Memorial at the Lowell Street fire station.
There was a great turn-out for the ceremony by current members of the department, retired members, family members and residents.
The National Anthem was sung by Sandi Hammond, girlfriend of Somerville Firefighter Steve Cheimets.
Chief of Operations Pete St. Clair speaks of the tradition of the fire department and how it is important for us to remember those who have paved the way before us.
A wreath is placed at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial by Deputy Chief Jim Hodnett and Lt. Mark Wall Jr.
President Colbert reads the names of the members of the department who have died in the line of duty as well as the names of the retired members of the department who have passed away since last year's memorial service.
Local 76 Vice President Steve Layton tolls the bell for the members of the Somerville Fire Department who have died in the line of duty.
The Somerville Fire Department Color Guard with Local 76 President Jay Colbert.
The Somerville Firefighters Memorial was dedicated on June 9th, 1940
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