Annual Memorial

Heroism & Sacrifice

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.... read more

Previous Guestbook

Name: Matthew Lee Date: 10/18/2010

I just wanted to say thank you to all the firefighters who have sacrifice there lives every day 365 days a year.
if anyone wants to stop by Wake Forest Fire Department Station 1 in Wake Forest nc its open to every one
EMail: WFFD( at )aol.com
City: wake forest
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Name: Richard Noble Date: 7/26/2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to my fellow comrades.
EMail: nobler78( at )yahoo.com
City: Washington
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Name: Stephanie Ines Date: 6/19/2010
Daniel C. Cope was my great grandfather and Eddie my great Uncle. Obviously I never got to meet them, but it would have been an honor. They died fighting to keep their community safe. May God bless each and every fire fighter’s family that has been left behind and also to the ones that are still fighting to keep us safe.
EMail: sbnb_1971( at )yahoo.com
City: Anderson
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Name: Stephanie Ines Date: 6/13/2010
My great great grandfather was one of the ones that were killed on the truck in an accident on January 1, 1926. His name Daniel C. Cope. His son was also killed Ed Cope. I just wanted to say that my prayers are with all of the families that are left behind.
EMail: sbnb_1971( at )yahoo.com
City: Anderson
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Name: Christopher McMahan Date: 5/21/2010
In 2008 Curtis Jessen A personal friend and co-worker of mine was killed in the line of duty on a wildfire in Polk County,NC. He touched every person he ever came in contact with and was one of the knowledgeable firefighters i have ever know. He was a great man and a wonderful firefighter. He will be missed by us all. We will see you again one day in the presence of the Lord.R.I.P. Curtis
EMail: cmac( at )svfd.net
City: Asheville
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Name: Beverly Yarborough Date: 4/12/2010
So looking forward to coming back to Raleigh in May to be able to reflect on the FF who have made the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless each and every one of you who have made that sacrifice, and may God Bless the Families who have lost their loved one. I can’t believe that it’s been 4 years since I lost my Daddy Lt. Wayne Yarborough
“GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN” Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends John 15:13
EMail: beverly.fisher( at )yahoo.com
City: Waynesville
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Name: Jeff Petrell Date: 3/29/2010
I miss North carolina and the time I spent helping Emerson Woodall and Captain Woody. I hope and pray that all of the Families of the Fallen are cared for and safe. If there is still items for purchase to aid in the effort, I will search the site and see… I Pray for the safety of all Firefighters… and their families
EMail: SEAMAN6869( at )aol.com
City: Whittier
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Name: James Warren Date: 3/22/2010
We here at Wilsons Mills Fire Department just had a funeral for one of our own and the NCFF let us use their truck and I really glad we can help each other out in time of sadness. Thanks Again
EMail: wmfd8( at )yahoo.com
City: Wilsons Mills
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Name: Womack. W Date: 3/21/2010
Im a wife of a firefighter
We just lost an amazing man on the fire department that meant the world to alot of people. His funeral was nothing like I have ever seen. He WILL be missed.
in memory of car 14
EMail: jonwenchey( at )gmail.com
City: wilsons mills
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Name: Brad golden Date: 3/12/2010
morehead city fire/ems
atlantic beach fire/ems
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City: Morehead City
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Name: James Pipkin Date: 3/9/2010
This is a wonderful site. It keeps you updated, and gives the correct info.
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City: Whitakers
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Name: Laura Beth Jones Date: 2/28/2010
Presient of the NCFF Walter Jones is my father and my role model. So seeing him in action when I was little it made me thnk that I might not be tall enough but I might be the one honoring fallen firefighters as well as the firefighters still fighting.
EMail: chevylbj( at )yahoo.com
City: Rocky Mount
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Name: Kristain Miller Date: 1/17/2010
I am writing on behalf of the Richard Miller family. Losing Richard on December 29, 2009 was, perhaps, the hardest thing our family has ever endured. I just want to say thank you for the van that was provided to ensure our family could ride/stay together as the events of his burial unfolded. It was nice to not have to worry about who was the least upset and best suitable to drive. Again, thank you for all that you do and all that I know you will continue to do to remember our fallen heroes. God bless you all
EMail: kkilby( at )email.unc.edu
City: Millers Creek
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Name: Tim Johnson (TJ) Date: 12/23/2009
For the men and women in the service out there. May God bless each one of us who run these calls every hour of the day. Please, let’s all take the time to be as Safe as we can as we respond, as we work, and as we return from the scene of each call. We can not help someone if we are not there. Merry Christmas to all of my Hero’s.
EMail: firefighter_1974( at )yahoo.com
City: East Bend
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Name: david Hrper Date: 12/21/2009
I am a memberof florence/whortonsville fire department station 25
I Find it a joy to be a volunteer fireman
EMail: daharper66( at )yahoo.com
City: merritt
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Name: Marsha Powell Date: 12/21/2009
I just wanted to stop by and say how much the NCFFF mean to me and my family. I know that this is a very sad time of year for the family and friends of the fallen firefighters, but always remember that they are in our thoughts and prayers. I know what the NCFFF has meant to me in keeping Brian Cannon memory alive. Each day Keith and I try to do something that will keep all the fallen firefighter memory alive for their family, so they will know that they have not been forgotten. Pease take the time today to let a firefighter,police officer, highway patrol offficer, EMS and solider know that we appreciate what they do for us to keep us safe each day. Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
EMail: mkeithp16( at )yahoo.com
City: Clinton
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Name: Tiffany Foster Date: 11/6/2009
I just wanted to thank all of the Firefighters for doing what they love to help the people of the U.S. I am a Captain’s Daughter and I’m proud of him and the crew he works with. All the firefighters around the world are a band of brothers and sisters to me. Thank all of you again.
EMail: tfoster1291( at )yahoo.com
City: Clemmons
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Name: John Stallings Date: 10/27/2009
Nice meeting you at NC STATE FAIR. Thanks for your service for the FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS. I served for 46 year with the CREEDMOOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. Retired two years ago but It stays in your blood.
EMail: jtsjohn70( at )msn.com
City: CREEDMOOR
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Name: Cathy Crocker Date: 10/7/2009
I attended the 2009 Memorial in Maryland in memory og George Crocker Sr. and I just wanted to say Thank you. It was just wonderful. The foundation and all the volunteers were so nice to my family, friends and myself. Our escort Jason was great. The other escort a close freind Kevin Butts from PLVFD was great. Thank you for everything!!!
EMail: cjc069( at )aol.com
City: Pine Level
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Name: Courtney Copeland Date: 8/24/2009
Thank you guys for all you do keep our community safe. Im dating a firefighter in Leicester and its a scary job being a firefighters girlfriend.. but even scarier is being the one who runs in when everone runs out… love you guys.
EMail: cmctec46( at )hotmail.com
City: Mills River
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Name: Beverly Yarborough Date: 7/4/2009
As I send this message another memorial service has gone by. I think the parade and the service are the least that we can do to honor our firefighters whether man or woman. Thank you foundation for the awesome work you do to prepare the weekend for the families each and every year. I actually look foward to that 1st weekend in May each year that I can go and see my Dads name on the plaque along with the other FF who made the ultimate sacrifice. So again I say thank you to the foundation and also to the FF who make that choice to protect the lives and property of your community. God bless the survivors of a fallen FF.
EMail: bevhcrs993( at )yahoo.com
City: Waynesville
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Name: Wesley Black Firefighter/Medic Date: 7/4/2009
Im a volunteer firefighter and first reponder. My department recently suffered a lost of a great firefighting brother. You really don’t realize how much that single person influenced your station till there gone. It was hard for us but that next day we were back on calls, holding on to that firefighting tradition. Its hard losing a brother but we all now know that everytime we enter that blazing house we have a new guarding angel.
NEVER FORGOTTEN TOMMY JONES 1420
EMail: fire_emsdude( at )yahoo.com
City: Statesville
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Name: McDuffie Cummings Date: 6/15/2009
The Pembroke Fire Department was faced with death of one of our own. Matthew Tramel had been with the department for only 2 and half months when he died responding to a vehicle fire. The NCFFF stepped in a provided a service that was unquestionable among the firefighter brotherhood. On behalf of the Family, The Department,The Robeson County Honor Gaurd and the Town of Pembroke “Thank You”
EMail: McDuffie.Cummings( at )uncp.edu
City: Pembroke
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Name: Jennie Hess Date: 6/6/2009
To all the firefighters in all the towns in all of NC, I thank you for what you do and for your dedication. I am a lucky lady I have 2 brothers that have been in the fire service for more years than I can remember. They are the best and they work with the best. To all the Hillsborough firefighters you are the greatest and I thank God for you everyday. God be with you all. Jennie
EMail: vanurse2000ad2YAHOO.COM
City: HILLSBOROUGH
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Name: Ronald Jones Date: 5/4/2009
I attended the 2009 memorial service in honor of my brother Herman S.Jones, of Raleigh, and Iwas completely moved by the ceremony. It really is great to know that our fallen heroes are not forgotten.
EMail: Ronaldcjones( at )aol.com
City: Angier
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Name: Lena Troutman Date: 5/4/2009
I knew James Arthur he was a great young man. He would go out of his way to help anyone. He is truly missed everyday. Thanks for all you do!
EMail: Ltroutman65( at )hotmail.com
City: Mt. Pleasant
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Name: Emily Jones Date: 5/3/2009
My dad is the president of the NCFFF this year and has been a firefighter for over 30 years now. I’ve been around firefighters for my whole life and i have a huge amount of respect for them. I played flute at the ceremony this year and I think it all went very well so thank you to the foundation and a major THANK YOU to the fallen firefighters who fought and died for the safety of others
EMail: emily4ever99( at )yahoo.com
City: Rocky Mount
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Name: Richie Kirrstetter Date: 5/3/2009
I am retired from the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), Ladder 33 & Ladder 17. A member of the New York City Fire Department Honor Legion. I now proudly live in a small town in North Carolina….Lansing, settled in the mountains on the Virginia & Tenn. border. I am Safety Chief & Training Officer with the Lansing Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept. Yesterday along with my Brothers in the Ashe County Honor Guard we were proud to be a part of such a beautiful Memorial service. The NCFFF has done themselves PROUD. A Tip “O” the Helmet to all of you. I met Andy Woodall back in 2003 when I was doing a 9-11 Memorial Service in Raleigh,& Chapel Hill. A lot of my Brothers from the FDNY purchased your Memorial plaques as gifts for retired Brothers. Is Andy still doing his Elvis impersonations???
On behalf of the Lansing, NC Fire & Rescue Department, and the Ashe County Honor Guard, thank you for all you do on behalf of our Fallen firefighters and their families
Richie Kirrstetter
Retired FDNY
Safety Chief Lansing,NC Fire & Rescue
EMail: FDNY1075( at )skybest.com
City: Lansing
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Name: Gilbert L. LaRowe Date: 5/3/2009
I did not know this existed until I saw it on the news today. I was so proud when I found my Grandfathers name (G.W. Kimball – Winston-Salem, NC, 1934.) I never had the opportunity to know him but his death in the line of duty has alway made me have an appreciation for firemen. I know that my Grandmother would be so proud today if she could see is name on this memorial.
EMail: laro6688( at )bellsouth.net
City: Winston Salem
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Name: FF Jimmy Strickland Date: 5/2/2009
My compliments to all who heiped organize and to all the fallen firefighters. NC has done us all proud! Today was my first visit but certainly not my last to the ceremony.
EMail: james.strickland( at )kapstonepaper.com
City: Roanoke Rapids
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Name: Jake Pressley and Family Date: 5/1/2009
Our thoughts are with the Jessen Family, who lost their son, Curtis, last August fighting a forest fire around Big Bradley Falls, NC.
EMail: Jake.Pressley( at )ncdenr.gov
City: Durham
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Name: Wallace Wilson Date: 5/1/2009
I have been a volunteer for 35 years now and still love what I do. To a paid firefighter its a job, to a volunteer its the love of the job. As a famous person ones said “There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer”. Thanks to all the volunteer firegighters across North Carolina and may God Bless.
EMail: www2001( at )nc.rr.com
City: Hillsborough
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Name: Teressa Cooley Date: 4/26/2009
I do volunteer work for the Bahama Fire Department, and when I see the firefighters at work, they are all heros. Thank you all for the job you do to protect us. May God bless you all and you’re always in my prayers.
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City: Bahama
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Name: KRISTIN LYNCH Date: 4/6/2009
I love you guys and thank you for all your hard work and dedication to serve and protect us all.
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City: Fayetteville
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Name: Tracy Waters Date: 3/25/2009
I am a volunteer firefighter here in NC and I would like to extend a thank you to all my other firefighters.
EMail: Cougarshout( at )hotmail.com
City: Rocky Mount
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Name: Mike Sammons Date: 3/25/2009
My prayers and thoughts will always be with our fallen brothers and sisters. I have learned a lot about the brotherhood this past year, and as I read about LODD from all over the country, it been weighing heavy on my heart.
EMail: msammons( at )q.com
City: Belfair
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Name: Elizabeth Griffin Date: 3/17/2009
Everytime I see a firetruck or a firefighter, I automatically think of my grandpa who was killed in the line of duty and just had his name put on this memorial in May of 08′. Thank you to all the firefighters who give the “Ultimate Sacrifice”. May God Bless You!!!
EMail: livelaugh20( at )yahoo.com
City: monroe
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Name: Stephanie Dellinger Date: 2/12/2009
This is a great site for firefighters. Im a volunteer firefighter for cotton firedepartment station 4, im a cadet i love doin it its great thing, im planning to make this as a career for me. God Bless Our Fireifghters!!!!
EMail: stephaniedellinger( at )yahoo.com
City: hope mills
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Name: Lu Russell Date: 2/7/2009
Hi to all our Firefighters and there Family. Keep up the Good work Brothers and Sisters, you all are great !
May God be with you always …….
Sta. 54
EMail: bluedolphinseven( at )yahoo.com
City: Beaufort
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Name: Beverly Yarborough Fisher Date: 1/20/2009
Daddy I cant believe its gona be 3 years in March that you left us. You are gone but will never be forgotten. I love and miss you so much.To the other FF may you never be forgotten and may God bless the survivors
EMail: bevhcrs993( at )yahoo.com
City: Waynesville
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Name: Richard Ball Date: 1/20/2009
I have to thank you for the pics that were used on the “Fire Satfey Its Not Just About You” video, they are great in reminding that the fire fighters have families that worry and care everytime the tones goes off. So to you my hat goes off.
EMail: Scubadiver4699( at )aol.com
City: Owensboro
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Name: davey Date: 12/31/2008
We love you guys!
EMail: daveykinsgonterman( at )googlemail.com
City: SF
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Name: Elizabeth Griffin  Date: 12/30/2008
I just want to say “Thank You” to all the firefighters out their, for giving the “ultimate sacrifice”. My granpa was a firefighter who died in the line of duty. I think you guys are amazing for doing what you do. May God bless you!
EMail: livelaugh20yahoo.com
City: Monroe
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Name: Ethan Helms Date: 12/9/2008
I am with East Side VFD and we have had one of our guys name ingraved into the granite. It is a blessing to know that we can have something to remember our fallen firefighters. To each and everyone if your a firefihgter or not just please becareful. Thank You everyone who has helped make the NCFFF a success. FireFighter 6451!
EMail: firefighter5638( at )hotmail.com
City: Albemarle
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Name: Dawn Sharp Kellerman Date: 12/2/2008
I’ve been thinking about my fallen hero a lot lately, and my prayers go out to all that have lost loved ones in the line of duty.
God bless you all.
EMail: dsharp14( at )nc.rr.com
City: Southern Pines
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Name: Chris Frey Date: 11/11/2008
Hello Fellow Firefighters and Family am from Maryland and moved to NC in 2006 in Engelhard NC, been a Volunteer for 20 yrs and am FULLBLOOD Brotherhood fellow, recently sign up to join Bunyan station #73 in Beaufort county. live in Washington City right on the line so plan to join Washington too, However my Prayers and Brotherhood heart to all those who lost love ones and to those who still serve…GOD BLESS ALL Volunteers/Careers….
EMail: FreyFoxx( at )aol.com
City: Washington
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Name: Matt Turner Date: 8/31/2008
This is a great place to help remember our fallen brothers and sisters. May they all rest in peace and never be forgotten.
EMail: chevy102000( at )yahoo.com
City: Fair Bluff
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Name: mugu Date: 8/29/2008
is a nice site keep up the good work
EMail: mugu( at )yahoo.com
City: lome Togo
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Name: Kathy Date: 8/17/2008
I just want to say you guys are awsome.
God bless you all…..
EMail: kawjttyahoo.com
City: durham
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Name: Jeni Lanier Date: 8/9/2008
I think what the NCFFF did for Nancy Thomas and the rest of the family of Gene Thomas is wonderful. My husband is a Volunteer Fireman, and his “real job” is a Deputy Sheriff. Nancy is also a good friend of mine, so this really hit home for me. It is nice to know that if my husband were to ever meet the same fate as Gene, people like you would be there to help. Thank you so much.
EMail: jeni_lanier( at )yahoo.com
City: Jacksonville
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Name: Lee Young Date: 6/28/2008
To all the family and fireman at pine level fire I am so sorry for the lost of your fire cheif geroge croker I myself have known george for years. You lost a great fire cheif and more than likely the best firend anyone could ever ask for. You guys are in our thoughts an prayers at my department we know how it is we lost a firefighter a few years back. R.I.P George
EMail: lyoung09( at )yahoo.com
City: knightdale
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Name: Milton Malpass Date: 6/21/2008
To all the fire fighter at the Verona fire dept my prayers are with you all for the lost of your assit chief. I was a fire fighter for about 17 years it is a tough time for ya,ll so our prayers are with you all .
EMail: fire22232002( at )yahoo.com
City: Currie
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Name: Milton Malpass Date: 6/21/2008
We are like family and when one leaves we miss them just like family.
EMail: fire22232002( at )yahoo.com
City: Currie
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Name: dennis reynolds Date: 6/14/2008
would like to thank all of u for a very very rembering service for rufus brinson jr of pamlico county. he was a friend a brother and a role model for me. this was my first service like this and its has hit me hard. thank u guys and ladys for being there for the family. and being there for all the familys u help
EMail: fireman69_2220( at )yahoo.com
City: new bern
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Name: brian  Date: 6/3/2008
you guys are heros
EMail: statefan991717( at )aol.com
City: apex
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Name: Brian Campbell Date: 6/3/2008
thanks for honoring all of our fallen firefighters.
EMail: statefan991717( at )aol.com
City: Cary
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Name: jacqueline bilkay Date: 5/13/2008
i am the daughter of josph l. bilka who passed away on may 21,2006 responding to a call. I want to say to those who lost a loved one one I still feel your pain. To those who new my father and included me when his widow and stepsons tried to leave me out I Thank You and also Thank You to the N.C.F.F.F for keeping my father and all firefighters alive in our hearts.
EMail: jbhoneydo( at )yahoo.com
City: miami
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Name: Johnny shue Date: 5/13/2008
An eternal flame
warms your names
inscribed on cold, lifeless plaques
around this stone cairn
In the hearts you left behind
your memories abide
in undying gratitude
You asked nothing more
You knew the risks,
served without fear
and paid the highest price
You embody a quality
of which many only dream
Your selfesness for others
is now your eternal crown
O fallen comrades,
give us all this quality
that we may more fittingly
prolong your memory
EMail: ooorah_usmc( at )yahoo.com
City: SWEPSONVILLE
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Name: ben kennedy Date: 5/9/2008
god bless all of us firefighters
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City: rutherfordton
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Name: Brenda C. Kidd Date: 5/9/2008
I am a member of the Randolph County Honor Guard. This was my second year coming to the Memorial..This year we had a member of our department (Coleridge-Erect) added to the memorial..I would like to say thank you to the men and women that started this memorial… This just lets people know that these men and women will not be forgotten…They lost their lives to keep others safe from harm…God Bless All Fire Fighters…..
EMail: brenda_kidd910( at )yahoo.com
City: Seagrove
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Name: Jeff feinberg Date: 5/5/2008
To the familes of victor isler and justin monroe
you have my deepest sympathy and condolences during this most difficult time.
I havent seen Vic or the Whole Isler Family
in about 30 yrs . We lived in the same buliding
and hung out together .Vic and i hung out played ball delivered newspapers and stuff .
Linda and laura hung with my sister . Wish i knew he was here in nc . i would have went to see him . R.I.P VIC
EMail: jlfein( at )earthlink.net
City: monroe
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Name: Beverly Yarborough Date: 5/4/2008
Thanks for the great weekend!! It was so awesome it feels like it gets better every year.
I miss you Daddy so much but it felt cool to be able to see your name on the monument again, I know that if you were here you would not want all this stuff that you have gotten, like your name on the NC and national FF memorials, the service that you had but you’re one of the unsung heros who deserves all that you got. I miss your smilig face, your quirky sayings that you had, the advice that you could give, I miss getting to hear you preach on Sunday mornings and most of all I miss those great hugs and the I love you’s may you rest in peace Daddy I love you and hope to see you again someday. I hope and pray that as I start my journey in getting my FF certification that you will be beside me each step of the way. I know you didn’t want me to do this but it’s something I have wanted for a very long time. Love you bunches
EMail: bevhcrs993( at )yahoo.com
City: Waynesville
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Name: ROCKY MCPHERSON Date: 5/4/2008
On behalf of the Columbus County Fire/Rescue Honor Guard, we would like to show our support and love to the families of the firefighters that has been killed in the line of duty.This was our first year taking part in the service, and we plan on attenting every year. We would like to thank the NCFFF for inviting us to take part in the service.MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS,WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS “GOD BLESS”
EMail: rockym24( at )earthlink.net
City: COLUMBUS COUNTY
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Name: Louis Jeune Date: 5/4/2008
I have been involved with the Fire Service for over 35 years and am proud to still be active as a Medical Responder and Haz-Mat Tech still responding to calls.
EMail: ljeune( at )triad.rr.com
City: Pilot Mtn
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Name: David,Tina,Ryan,Derrick & Jensey Carr Date: 4/28/2008
God Bless You All . You are truly Hero’s and Angels..
EMail: harleygirl50( at )embarqmail.com
City: Halifax
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Name: Milton D. Carr Date: 4/14/2008
Thanks!, you are all Hero’s!
EMail: carrmd1( at )embarqmail.com
City: Roanoke Rapids
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Name: Alexa Stanland Tarplee Date: 4/9/2008
I have been in the fire service “business” all my life. My daddy retired from the City of Wilmington Fire Department after 30+ years and then decided to continue on by joining a volunteer department. He was Chief at Winter Park Volunteer FD and is currently Deputy Chief at Wrightsboro Voulnteer FD. I have never been so proud to be associated with a profession like I am with the fire service. The men and women that put their lives on the line to protect our property and lives are ALL heroes in my eyes. I appreciate all that have chosen this path and I applaude those who are considering a futire in this field. Thank you for the memorial. What an expression of love for those who have risked it all doing what they love the most. May God bless the families those active and retired firefighters and the ones who have gone before us.
EMail: alexa0419( at )ec.rr.com
City: Wilmington
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Name: Gina Isler Date: 4/9/2008
I miss you so much uncle victor. I can’t believe its been a month and 2 days since we’ve lost you. I want you to know how proud we all are of you. You and Justin made the ultimate sacrifice, and are forever in our hearts. You may be fallen but you are certainly not forgotten, thank you to everyone who wrote on this in memory of my uncle Victor & his firefighter brother Justin. Pray for them, and their families, and DONT EVER FORGET, what they have done.
I miss you,
I love you,
i’ll be thinking of you.
God Bless both of you.
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City: New York
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Name: Chasity Young  Date: 4/2/2008
As a Really close friend Of Justin Monroe Its terrifies me to have heard the news He was always one to make you laugh,My dad is a firefighter and in a year or two i will be one myself and im only 13yrs old
it is what i am going to do. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family Monroe as well as the Isler Family to
i am thankful to have a brave and safe community to our firefighters. you hear things about this all over but when it hits home it is a terrible thing My prayers are always with the Specner Fire Department and along with other my respect goes to the family’s and the firefighters.
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City: Spencer
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Name: Dwayne Dabbs Date: 4/2/2008
To all the families that have lost loved ones that were firefighters, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I know how it feels I lost my uncle in a fire truck accident, but always remember God is with us and will help us deal with our loss.
EMail: dwaynedabbs3( at )hotmail.com
City: Yanceyville
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Name: J. MERCEDES BARBOZA  Date: 3/21/2008
FALLEN, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!
Corinth Holders Fire Department
Wendell,NC
EMail: fire_walker102( at )yahoo.com
City: Zebulon
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Name: Beverly Yarborough Date: 3/20/2008
To the families of the Salisbury Firemen who lost their lives on my Daddy the late LT. Wayne Yarborough’s birthday may they rest in peace and be with my Dad as they watch over and protect their fellow brothers and sisters. May God give the families of these 2 brave men comfort and peace. God bless you all.
EMail: bevhcrs993( at )yahoo.com
City: Waynesville
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Name: Amanda  Date: 3/14/2008
I am deeply saddened by your lose. I know what its like to loose someone because I lost my dad last year in the North Carolina Forestry Service. So I know exactly what you all are going through. I hope the best for you and may all my prayers be with you.
EMail: horses247365( at )yahoo.com
City: Zebulon
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Name: James Holcombe FF/EMT Atwell St 40 Rowan County Date: 3/14/2008
To Justin and Vic
I love you may you rest in peace and know that Iwill forever keep you in my memory forever. Every fire I respond to, every medical call that I run. May you be forever remembered. Love your brother in service. James Holcombe
EMail: jf4031( at )yahoo.com
City: China Grove
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Name: Max Messinger Date: 3/13/2008
We are forever indebted to you, Justin Monroe and Victor Isler. My heart goes out to the families of these fine men and the heroes who still valiantly protect the lives and property of their neighbors.
Thank you to the area firefighters who are guarding our city, and have come to the rescue of at least one home in the past few days.
Salisbury will never be able to repay Justin Monroe, Victor Isler, or any of the other firefighters who would have just as willingly been on the hose team that entered Salisbury Millwork on that morning, but I hope that the heartfelt thanks of our city might suffice.
EMail: max( at )curbfox.com
City: Salisbury
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Name: Lois K. Dunn Date: 3/11/2008
On behalf of The Eden Fire Department Auxiliary Members, I would like to extend our sincere condolences on the loss of Firefighter Justin Monroe and Firefighter Victor Isler. Their familes and the fire families are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strenght, grace, and comfort in knowing these brave men gave their lives providing a service they loved. (posted by Lois Dunn, President, Eden Fire Deptartment Auxiliary)
EMail: loisdunn31( at )yahoo.com
City: Eden
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Name: Pamela Reed Date: 3/10/2008
My heart aches for the families of those fallen heroes, and for all their co workers and friends. It is a hard thing to go through the loss of a loved one but know that they were doing what they loved to do. And for all those fellow firefighters of those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice no matter how long it has been years from now don’t forget the fallen firefighters family.
EMail: www.firewidow121wmfr( at )yahoo.com
City: Bradenton
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Name: Teresa Fulk Date: 3/9/2008
My heart is so sad for the loss of these two BRAVE people. My prayers are with the families, friends and members of the departments as they try to deal with this tragic loss. I know that the Lord is control and He will comfort and guide you as only He can. These two will never be forgotten.
EMail: tfulk( at )ec.rr.com
City: Elizabethtown
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Name: Linda Godowsky-Bilka Date: 3/9/2008
FIREFIGHTER JAMES ARTHUR
FIREFIGHTER VICTOR EISLER
FIREFIGHTER JUSTIN MONROE
How deeply I and my family honor YOU.
Fellow Comrades of these ultimate men….my DEEPEST SYMPATHY goes out to you all. I am in awe of your bravery.
EMail: jbhoneydo( at )earthlink.net
City: Oxford
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Name: Cassandra Herion Date: 3/9/2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the families and comrades of the 2 fallen firefighters in Salisbury. In this great time of sorrow, may you take comfort knowing that there are two more angels watching over us from Heaven.
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City: Wilmington
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Name: Raymond Finch, Chief Date: 3/8/2008
To the family, friends, and brothers of the two FF’s who made the ultimate sacrifice on 3/8/08, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Continue to put your faith in God and he will see you through this tragic time.
Raymond Finch, Chief
Bearpond Vol. Fire Dept.
Henderson, NC
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City: Henderson
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Name: Steve Horn Fire Firefighter Lower Chichester Co39 Date: 3/8/2008
My deepest sympathy to the families and friends, officers and members of your company for the tragic loss of your two fallen firemen.
EMail: rsqcapt3912( at )gmail.com
City: Lower Chichester ( Linwood Pa )
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Name: Robert Mayo Date: 3/8/2008
Even though I did not know the 2 Bravest of the Brave who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Salisbury, I am in mourning for the 2 lost “Brothers”. Your families and your co-workers will be in my prayers! Go rest in Peace, knowing that your work on earth is done. God Bless and Thank You Firefighters Monroe and Isler.
EMail: robert.mayo( at )ci.greensboro-nc.gov
City: Greensboro
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Name: Kathy Guyer-martin Date: 3/7/2008
I am so very saddened by the loss of 2 of North Carolina’s bravest heroes. I lost my own NC Firefighter ihero (Mike Guyer) in a LODD death in 1996. It breaks my heart to know that others are having to make this very long journey of grieving. My heart goes out to the family and to the fire service family. May God’s grace be with you all.
EMail: Firekat37( at )aol.com
City: Madison
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Name: Dawn Sharp-Kellerman Date: 3/7/2008
My condolences to the family and friends of the fallen firefighters in Salisbury. My heart aches for those who know and love these remarkable heroes.
May God’s grace be with you during this difficult time.
Dawn Sharp-Kellerman
widow of David C. Sharp II, fallen firefighter
EMail: dsharp14( at )nc.rr.com
City: Southern Pines
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Name: LORI PHILLIPS Date: 2/13/2008
ITS GREAT WHAT ALL FIRE FIGHTERS DO .
EMail: BLUEBEARJA( at )YAHOO.COM
City: CHEROKEE
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Name: Capt. Margaret Riggs Date: 1/30/2008
We are Station 14 in our county.We lost a firefighter 11/14/o6 and our truck was out of service until this month. Monday we rededicated the truck in his memory. Robert G. Whittaker…..RIP until the next call!
EMail: femalefirechief( at )yahoo.com
City: Marshallberg
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Name: Morgan Date: 1/25/2008
I’m a Jr. FF with the best Dept. someone would want to be on. a few mouth ago we lost a FF. And “Pops’ You will always be apart of the NL/Pride of the North Side!
We miss you.
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City: Kinston
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Name: Linda Godowsky-Bilka Date: 1/24/2008
My Most Sincere Sympathy go out to the Family of Lieutenant Herman Jones and his Fellow Comrades of the Raleigh Fire Department.
May our Heavenly Father above grant you peace and may our Fallen Brothers and Sisters be watching over you and praying for you as well, as I know they are doing right now.
You are all in my thought and prayers and I honor Lieutenant Jones and his family deeply.
EMail: jbhoneydo( at )earthlink.net
City: Oxford
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Name: Beverly Yarborough Date: 1/19/2008
As I sit here on a snowy Saturday. I think of My Daddy I miss him soooo much. But I thank God that He is in Heaven a Guardian Angel watching over the other brother’s and sister’s, and His family as well
EMail: bevhcrs993( at )yahoo.com
City: Waynesville
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Name: Chief Chad Singleton Date: 1/18/2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of our fellow comrades.
EMail: redoakfiredept( at )suddenlink.net
City: Greenville
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Name: CLIFF CAPPS Date: 1/4/2008
I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRSS MY SYMPOTHY TO THE FAMILY OF PAUL ELLINGTON,AND TO THE OREGON HILL VFD.PAUL WAS A HECK OF A GUY,AND I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED.IF THERE IS ANYTHING AT ALL ICAN DO FOR ANY OF YOU,PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO CALL.
EMail: FYRSLAYER06( at )yahoo.com
City: REIDSVILLE
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Name: george crowell Date: 12/27/2007
our thought go to falling fireman in the 50 states
EMail: goldeneagle79_2003( at )yahoo.com
City: stoneville
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Name: Jr.Firefighter Clint Royal Date: 12/22/2007
God Bless the firefighters families and them for making the ultimate sacrifice
EMail: bam101( at )myspace.com
City: Erwin
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Name: Liz Jackson Date: 9/8/2007
On behalf of HeroToHero.US, I would like to express the pain we felt learning of the loss of nine of South Carolina’s best.
Our tour had just taken us through SC, a week or so prior. The tour honors our firefighters. We woke on the morning of the 19th to this heartbreaking news, and finished the last week on the road visiting more houses with their flags lowered to halfstaff, quiet whispers, and knowing eyes. Their loss was felt all across America.
These nine men will always be together, and will stay in the memories and hearts of many who never had the pleasure of meeting them.
We honor, and salute them all, and send our love, prayers and condolences to their families.
God bless, be strong.
lj
EMail: HeroToHeroUS( at )aol.com
City: Lakewood
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Name: emmy umuahia Date: 9/4/2007
i love this site keep it up is nice and good keep it up is very nice and good
EMail: emmy( at )umuahia.com
City: lome
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Name: Dee Cox Date: 8/18/2007
I am so sadden to hear of so many fallen brothers in this past 22 days. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of our fallen comrades. This message is for the family and friends of the fallen; you may not know us, or may have never seen any of us, but you are part of our family. Never hesitate to lean on a fellow firefighter for love, support or prayers. We will always be there for our family. May God Bless You and heal your hearts in your time of grief.
Captain J. Johnson & FF D. Cox
EMail: johnsons41( at )yahoo.com
City: Aberdeen
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Name: Traci Holder Date: 8/15/2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of our Fallen Brother (Hero) Todd Hage. Also, to those brothers /sisters of the Wesley Chapel Fire Department – you have a “FIREMAN ANGEL” …. your Guardian… to watch over you … he is with you.. I am sure of this… and always will be!
God Bless you all during this time of your loss… and to the children, my heart breaks for you … your Dad will always be with you… you will remain in my thoughts and prayers …
Traci Holder
EMail: jetlag_rdu1( at )yahoo.com
City: Sanford
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Name: Traci Holder Date: 8/9/2007
Travis, I want you to know that he will ALWAYS be wtih you.. I KNOW!!! He will always be your GUARDIAN ANGEL – there by your side – watching over you all – Your “Firefighter Angel”. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and to all at the Swepsonville Fire Department… this is one amazing Brotherhood… and our “BROTHERS AND SISTERS” will always be with us!
EMail: jetlag_rdu1( at )yahoo.com
City: Sanford
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Name: Travis Nelson Date: 8/8/2007
We all loved ya’ DC-1. You will always be there beside me in what ever truck I’m on and beside me on the calls. You taught me so much and will always be rememberd. We’re gonna miss you.
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City: Swepsonville
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Name: DENNIS R SIGMON Date: 7/30/2007
MY THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE SANDERS FAMILY DENNIS BETHLEHEM COMM.VOL.F.D.TAYLORSVILLE N.C. 28681
EMail: dennis3227( at )charter.net
City: TAYLORSVILLE
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Name: Traci Holder Date: 7/30/2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Nemeth Sanders that was killed in the tragic accident on I-40 Friday, July 27th as he was returning from a training course.
May God be with you during this time.
EMail: jetlag_rdu1( at )yahoo.com
City: Sanford
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Name: jessica maclean Date: 6/27/2007
my family prayes are with all the family and the brotherhood of fire fighters you are the heros, god bless you
EMail: jessica_maclean4( at )yahoo.com
City: concord
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Name: laurence Date: 6/23/2007
my condolences to the families and friends of the 9 Charleston, SC fallen bros.may they rest in peace.my prayers and thoughts are for the families.
the nine SC fallen bros made the ultimate sacrifice. your french bros are with you by thoughts.
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City: vaugneray
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Name: Patricia White Date: 6/22/2007
Our Prayers and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Charleston, SC Families & Friends during this tragic time.
Gregory & Patricia White
EMail: Patricia.White( at )Kentcounty.Org
City: Grand Rapids
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Name: Edward Brinson Date: 6/19/2007
On behalf of the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation, I would like to express our condolences to the families of the Charleston, SC Firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting the lives and property of the City of Charleston. To our brother and sister firefighters in Charleston, our hearts are deeply saddened from this tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Edward Brinson, President
North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation
EMail: datalife( at )bellsouth.net
City: Cary
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Name: Traci Holder Date: 6/19/2007
Upon hearing about the tragic loss of the 9 Firefighters in Charleston, SC – my heart felt like it skpped many beats as tears came down my face. Knowing my brother is a NC Fallen Firefighter, I know how painful the loss of a loved one can be. To the Mothers / Fathers / Brothers / Sisters / and a Mother and Father’s son or daughter that was lost in this horrific tragedy.. my thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you on this day. At 7PM tongiht they are asking for all Firefighters to join together in a moment of silence to honor those that showed such heroism and sacrificed their lives. I ask that we ALL join together in this moment of silence at 7PM to honor our Fallen Brothers and Sister(s) lost on this tragic day in time, June 19th – 2007! They are now our Guardian Angels left to watch over us and their fellow brothers and sisters (the Brotherhood) .. their other family … the Charleston Fire Department.
My prayers are with each and every one of them… God please give them the strength they need at this time of loss.
Traci Holder
EMail: jetlag_rdu1( at )yahoo.com
City: Sanford
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Name: KJ and TJ Allen Date: 6/19/2007
Heard about the 9 fire fighters kill in the SC fire today June 19th, 2007. How tragic, our hearts goes out to their families and fire fighter families.
EMail: taya93514( at )yahoo.com
City: Bishop, CA
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Name: Matthew Lee Date: 10/18/2010 I just wanted to say thank you to all the firefighters who have sacrifice there lives every day 365 days a year.if anyone wants to stop by Wake Forest Fire Department Station 1 in Wake Forest nc its open to every one EMail: WFFD( at )aol.com City: wake forest 
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Name: Richard Noble Date: 7/26/2010 My thoughts and prayers go out to my fellow comrades. EMail: nobler78( at )yahoo.com City: Washington 
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Name: Stephanie Ines Date: 6/19/2010 Daniel C. Cope was my great grandfather and Eddie my great Uncle. Obviously I never got to meet them, but it would have been an honor. They died fighting to keep their community safe. May God bless each and every fire fighter’s family that has been left behind and also to the ones that are still fighting to keep us safe. EMail: sbnb_1971( at )yahoo.com City: Anderson 
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