Firefighters gather in Raleigh to remember fallen comrades

clowenstein@newsobserver.comMay 2, 2014 

Captain Rick Fleming, with the Salisbury Fire Dept., left, and Robert Templeton, with the High Point Fire Dept., polish the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Nash Square in Raleigh.

COREY LOWENSTEIN — clowenst@newsobserver.com Buy Photo

Firefighters from around the state gathered Thursday to prepare Nash Square park and the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Raleigh for the 9th Annual North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. The service recognizes firefighters who died in the line of duty. Eleven firefighters will be recognized in events this weekend.

On Saturday, a parade incorporating firefighting apparatus from around the state starts at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s and Hillsborough Streets. The parade ends at the Nash Square memorial where a memorial service will by held at 1 p.m.

Go to http://www.ncfff.org for more information about the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation, including a map of the parade route.

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