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Firefighters’ National Memorial Day to be marked this weekend

September 6, 2017 11:13 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The public is invited to join Red Deer Emergency Services’ Honour Guard for a Memorial March ceremony this Sunday, September 10.

The Minister of Public Safety and Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, recently announced that the second Sunday in September of each year is now Firefighters’ National Memorial Day, designated in memory of firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. 

Emergency Services Honour Guards will lay a wreath of remembrance and observe a minute of silence to remember and reflect on the loss of firefighters, emergency medical service members and law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their community.

The ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 10 a.m. Uniformed members of both Police and Emergency Services will be on parade as well.

In accordance with new federal protocol, both the Canada flag and City of Red Deer flag will be lowered to half-mast.

Attendees are asked to gather on the west side of City Hall in City Hall Park.

For more information, please contact:     

Jason Venema                                                                                
Red Deer Emergency Services                
The City of Red Deer 
Jason.venema@reddeer.ca
403-346-5511

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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