05/03/09 230 W, 1 I - + 10 - 13 Watching Yesterday's Fallen Firefighter Memorial Events

Yesterday’s fallen firefighter memorial events in Raleigh were both broadcast on the Internet. The recordings have been archived, and are available for playback. The parade started at 10:00 a.m. and travelled down Hillsborough and South Dawson Streets, and featured units from fire departments that have lost members in the line of duty. The service started at 1:00 p.m. at the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Nash Square. Read the WRAL story. What other media outlets have posted stories?

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The North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial was dedicated on May 6, 2006. The names of 164 fallen members were read, and their survivors were honored. Read that News & Observer story. This year, the names of 11 firefighters who died on the job in 2008 were added to the memorial, along with one from a past decade:

Visit the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation to see the full list of memorial names. They represent 216 duty deaths from 136 fire departments. Or read a history of our fallen firefighters, compiled in 2006.

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