On Saturday, 02 May 2015 – members of the Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums will be participating in the 10th Annual North Carolina Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation (NCFFF) memorial march and service. The NCFFF is organized to lead the effort to remember North Carolina’s fallen firefighters and their families. Members of Wake & District have participated in this event since 2006.
Our program honors those who sacrifice their lives to serve others; FOR OUR FALLEN is everything we stand for. We strive to be humble and grateful for our members, our collective talents, hard work – and the opportunities we have to serve, perform and grow. We are privileged to support NCFFF and their on-going efforts honoring North Carolina’s bravest.
Please join us — alongside hundreds of firefighters from across North Carolina — at Nash Square in Downtown Raleigh on the 2nd of May @ 10:00 am for the memorial march and 1:00 pm for the memorial service.
Line of Duty 2015 Honorees
Ralph Wynne Pactolus VFD 7/31/1999
Donald Ray Miller Glendale Springs VFD 2/4/2014
John Derek Gupton Justice Rural VFD 9/16/2014
Steven Brad McCoy Nantahala FD 11/21/2014
Ricky Wooten Doub Forbush VFD 12/16/2014
Halbert Campbell NC Forest Service 11/17/1973
James Halliburton NC Forest Service 8/13/2014
Thomas Gerald Lee Four Oaks FD 2/1/2014
Dedicated May 6, 2006 Located in the center of historic Nash Square, Raleigh NC, the total Memorial is 50 feet diameter. The central sculpture “Heroism & Sacrifice” is comprised of four life-size bronze firefighters in a realistic action collapsed building fatal fire scene, uniquely the first time such has been created in a large prestigious memorial. One firefighter is dying, having been crushed by a fallen I-beam; a comrade is holding the fallen firefighter’s head and calling for help; another firefighter is struggling to lift off the heavy I-beam; and the fourth firefighter is using an attack hose to keep the fire away from the rest of the team. Their realistic facial expressions add to the intense drama and impact of this unique Memorial. Designed for 360 degrees viewing, wherever a visitor stands, a face of at least one firefighter is always visible. The sculpture is also lighting engineered for night-time fire effects. Surrounding this central masterpiece sculpture is a brick wall with granite slabs on which is engraved the names of all North Carolina’s fallen firefighters, past, currently and will also have those fallen in future centuries …thus becoming a “living memorial”. For more information on the North Carolina Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation please visit their website here.
Those who serve, those who sacrificed – are never forgotten.
The parade will start at 10am
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