For Immediate Release
September 10, 2018
NIAGARA FALLS, ON - The Niagara Falls Fire Department will hold a ceremony to officially unveil and dedicate a newly erected Line of Duty Death Memorial on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Fire Station 1, 5815 Morrison Street.
The Line of Duty Death (LODD) Memorial has been built to provide a permanent place to honour and remember the Niagara Falls Fire Department firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in the performance of their duties.
“Those who gave their lives to protect and ensure the safety of our citizens and visitors to Niagara Falls must not be forgotten,” says Fire Chief Jim Boutilier. “The Memorial will ensure that the legacy of our fallen members lives on and will provide us with a special place to reflect and honour their sacrifices.”
The ceremony will begin with the Niagara Falls Fire Department Honour Guard procession, followed by a tribute to the victims of 9/11 on this anniversary date. The dedication ceremony will feature a soloist performing the National Anthem, with the dedication and unveiling ceremony of the LODD Memorial to follow. Fire Chief Boutilier, along with dignitaries and guest speakers will bring greetings.
“We currently have nine fallen members whose names appear on the Memorial,” says Chief Boutilier. “To pay tribute to each fallen member, their families will lay a rose during the ceremony. It will be a touching sentiment and a very special moment for all to witness.”
The ceremony will end with the playing of Amazing Grace by the Niagara Regional Police Pipe Major. The Honour Guard will march off to finalize the proceedings. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
For more information, contact:
Jim Boutilier, Fire Chief
City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Fire Department
905-356-1321 ext 2201