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Friday, October 4, 2013

11th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony Tomorrow, Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 1130hrs State Capitol of California

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join hundreds of uniformed firefighters from   
throughout California tomorrow to honor 22 individuals whose names will be added to the California  Firefighters Memorial.

 Tomorrow, Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol Park, State Capitol, California Firefighters Memorial, Sacramento, CA 95814

11th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

The California Fire Foundation invites you to join us as we memorialize the sacrifice and dedication of California's fallen heroes at the 11th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony on October 5, 2013. On this solemn day, we join together to honor and remember those heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep California safe. The ceremony will begin at 11:30am at the California Firefighters Memorial located in Capitol Park, Sacramento, CA. Check back here for details regarding speakers and program information.
Every year, uniformed firefighters, family members and dignitaries from throughout California gather together during the California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in historic Capitol Park, adjoining the California State Capitol in Sacramento, to pay tribute to those firefighters who gave their lives to protect the lives and property of Californians. Continuing a solemn and sobering autumn tradition , the sacrifice of hundreds of California firefighters is remembered on the brushed limestone walls of the California Firefighters Memorial at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
This beautiful tribute, embodying over 10 years of work by California Professional Firefighters, depicts both the heroism of the profession and the anguish felt when a firefighter falls in the line of duty. The California Firefighters Memorial carries the names of more than 1,200 firefighters who died in service since California became a state in 1850.
Please mark your calendar for this year’s California Firefighters Memorial being held October 5, 2013.
More information on the California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony is available here.

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