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On Saturday, 04 May 2013 members of the Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums participated in the 8th Annual North Carolina Fallen Firefighters (NCFFF) march and memorial at Nash Square located in Downtown, Raleigh.

serve-and-sacrifice2The NCFFF is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, more specifically to lead the effort to remember North Carolina ’s fallen firefighters and their families. The NCFFF compiles, maintains, and makes available information concerning fallen firefighters. The NCFFF acts in the best interest of the firefighters of North Carolina and supplement the efforts of other North Carolina based Fire Service and Government Agencies and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The NCFFF endeavors to cultivate a fraternal spirit among the firefighters as they endure the loss of their fellow firefighter.

This year members of Wake & District marched side by side with our comrades from the Charlotte Fire Department Pipe Band, Asheville Fire Department Pipe Band and Cary Fire Department among others…  This march honors all those who serve and all those who have sacrificed.  

Some photos from band member Ashby W. Spratley III can be seen here.

 

 

Photos by Lee Wilson can be seen here with additional photos here.

Photos by Mike Legeros can be seen here.

 

This is why we played…

James Aiken
Brevard FD 8/25/1909

Burleigh Scotton
Wilmington FD 9/24/1972

Tommy Wright
Blowing Rock FD 3/21/2010

Samuel Butler
Evans Crossroad VFD 1/8/2012

Donald L. Suggs
Summerville Fire and Rescue 6/11/2012

Ryan S. David
NC Air National Guard 7/1/2012

Joseph M. McCormick
NC Air National Guard 7/1/2012

Paul K. Mikeal
NC Air National Guard 7/1/2012

Robert S. Cannon
NC Air National Guard 7/1/2012

Caleb Benfield
Bethlehem Fire & Rescue 10/10/2012

David M. Tatum
White Oak FD 11/5/2012

Walter M. Summerville III
Kernersville Fire and Rescue 11/6/2012

John M. Hall
Clarkton VFD 11/7/2012

 

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