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RFD Centennial Celebration Saturday, 16 June 2012

Fire protection and fire prevention have literally been part of Raleigh’s history since the City was established in 1792. Raleigh’s original planners designed the first public streets to help prevent fires from spreading block to block, and trees were left intact, also for fire prevention. In 1912, the City’s fire protection services were ramped up when volunteers turned those duties over to a paid, professional force. Thus, the City of Raleigh Fire Department was born.

On Saturday, June 16, the Fire Department will have a free daylong public celebration of its 100th anniversary in Downtown Raleigh near the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Residents as well as visitors to the Capital City are invited to the party which will include a fire truck parade, fire apparatus display, Kid’s Zone, firefighter competitions, and, of course, birthday cake. Read More…

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Tody (25 April 2012) is Anzac Day – a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who served and died in military operations for their countries.  To our comrades in in Australia and New Zealand our thoughts are with you and all those lost at war.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. – Ronald ReaganRead more

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Tartan Day 2012

April 15th is Tartan Day!!!

National Tartan DayThe 2012 National Tartan Day celebration for Raleigh-Durham will be held in Fuquay-Varina at South Park (820 south Main Street, Fuquay-Varina-NC) on Sunday, 15 April 2012. The afternoon will feature the Wake & District Pipe Band, the NC State Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancers, Bonnie Knees contest, children’s activities – and a shinty team on the field. You will also be able tolook up your surname for possible Scottish link and tartan…


  • Times are from 1-4 PM.
  • This is an open field so bring chairs.
  • Admission is free.
  • Event will be canceled in the event of rain.
  • For more information visit