04/30/12 202 W, 1 I - + 16 - 11 North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, Saturday, May 5

The Seventh Annual North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service takes place this Saturday, May 5, in downtown Raleigh. There are two events planned for the day: an apparatus and honor guard procession at 10:00 a.m. and the memorial service at 1:00 p.m. See the memorial service web site for more information. See photos by Legeros of past year's ceremonies.

The procession starts at 10:00 a.m. at Hillsborough and St. Mary's streets, and continues south on Dawson Street to the memorial at Nash Square. That's in front of Fire Station 1. Participating are fire departments that have lost one or more members in the line of duty.

The service starts at 1:00 p.m. at Nash Square. Six names of fallen firefighters will added to the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial:  

James Walters Sr. Parkton Volunteer Fire Department Jan. 29, 2011
Richard Leo Barbour Wilson’s Mills Fire Rescue Feb. 4, 2011
David Hunsinger Jr.  Tar Heel Rural Volunteer Fire Department   Apr. 7, 2011
Jeffrey Scott Bowen Asheville Fire Department  Jul. 28,. 2011
George W. Fisher III    Sandy Bottom Volunteer Fire and Rescue  Sep. 22, 2011
Johnnie Lynn Norton Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department  Nov. 24, 2011

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