Friday, September 10, 2010
The City of Calgary remembers its fallen firefighters
Burrell and other City staff, including the mayor and several aldermen, paid their respects alongside family, friends and the larger protective services family during the solemn occasion.
An honour guard, a bagpipe parade and a wreath laying ceremony were part of the event. These lives were also celebrated through a singing of the national anthem, a ringing of a ceremonial bell and the reading of several prayers and speeches.
This event happens every year and every year new names are added because of the harmful and lasting effects of toxins which firefighters and other emergency personnel are exposed to throughout their careers.