LB Gathers for Memorial to Honor Fallen Police and Fire Personnel
2013-05-02 · By Editor
On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 the Long Beach Police and Fire Departments will host the annual Police & Fire Memorial Service to honor those individuals who died in the line of duty while serving the Long Beach community.
Members of both departments, along with City dignitaries and staff, will pay tribute at the Police and Fire Memorial, located at the foot of Chestnut Avenue, south of Broadway in Long Beach, adjacent to City Hall. The event will start promptly at 9:00am and should conclude by 9:45am.
The service will include a posting of the colors presentation by the Long Beach Police & Fire Honor Guard, the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation, individual recognition of fallen officers and firefighters, a bagpiper performance, a 21-Gun Salute, a bugler playing Taps, as well as remarks by Mayor Bob Foster, Police Chief Jim McDonnell and Fire Chief Mike DuRee. Various Police & Fire vehicles will be on display.
The community is invited to attend and pay respects to these brave officers and firefighters who gave their lives while at the service of saving others.
Questions regarding this event can be directed to Firefighter Will Nash at (562) 570-2516