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Cherokee County Firefighters Participate in National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
10/15/14 5:13 PM
Cherokee County Fire Honor Guard members (Far left) salute the Honor Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.
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Cherokee County Fire Honor Guard members (Far left) salute the Honor Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.

Four firefighter with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services participated in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend that was held in Emmitsburg, Maryland on October 11

Four members of the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services Honor Guard participated in the event this year. Those participating were: Battalion Chief Ricky Collett, Stuart Fleming, Terrell Long and Sgt. Chris Brauda. On Thursday, members of Fire Department Honor Guards from all over the country gathered to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery. After the main ceremony, Honor Guard members formed an Honor Alley to pay tribute to the Tomb Guards. "It just so happens that a group of World War II veterans were visiting the Tomb at the same time we were gathered to honor the Tomb Guards and while we were still in position, we were given the opportunity of honoring these members of the greatest generation," said Chris Brauda.

On Saturday, the fallen heroes were remembered during a special candlelight service. The main service was on Sunday with a massive gathering of pipes and drums and 4 battalions of honor guard members from all over the country. "It was a fitting tribute to our fallen brothers and we are very proud to have attended," added Brauda.

The annual tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Fire Administration. More than 5,000 people, including Members of Congress, Administration officials and other dignitaries, members of the fire service, and families, friends, and co-workers of the fallen heroes attended the event.

The event honored 107 firefighters that died in the line of duty. Ninety-eight of those firefighters died in 2013 and nine others died in previous years.
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Cherokee County Fire Honor Guard members watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Cherokee County Fire Honor Guard members watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Two members of the Cherokee County Fire Honor Guard (Far left) salute a World War II veteran.
Two members of the Cherokee County Fire Honor Guard (Far left) salute a World War II veteran.
A large crowd gathers for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.
A large crowd gathers for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.
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