Please join the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training as they host the annual Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Ceremony on Thursday, September 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm.
The ceremony will be held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Highway SE in Salem, Oregon. The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial is a tribute to fire service professionals and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting lives and property across the state.
During the ceremony, Honor guard members will call the names of Oregon's 162 line-of-duty deaths, toll the fire bell in their honor, and place two wreaths next to the memorial wall recognizing career, volunteer, and wildland fire fighters who have died in the line of duty.
The U.S. flag will be ceremonially folded and placed at the memorial wall as well. The event will end with a bagpipe tribute of "Amazing Grace" and a bugler playing the solemn notes of "Taps.”
Portland Fire & Rescue’s Honor Guard as well as crews from Engine 4 and Truck 4 will be attending the ceremony to help recognize and honor firefighters from Oregon fallen in the line of duty.
All are welcome to attend.
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
September 14, 2011