Blue Point Fire Department honors fallen soldiers


“Today is a day on which our country pauses to honor and remember those men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.”

This past Memorial Day, on May 27, members of the Blue Point community gathered  on Blue Point Avenue for the Annual Memorial Day Parade and ceremony.

The parade’s participants included members of the Blue Point Fire Department and band students from James Wilson Young Middle School. In addition, a procession of emergency vehicles and fire trucks associated with the Blue Point Fire Department was present.

After the parade’s conclusion, attendees gathered at the fire department monument located just north of the firehouse. A large American flag hung proudly from the ladder of a fire truck, reminding all present of the true meaning of Memorial Day.

The ceremony opened with a prayer for those who have died fighting for our country and those who have served and continue to serve. The prayer was followed by a short performance from The James Wilson Young Middle School band.

Chief Sean Meehan delivered moving remarks, underscoring the significance of honoring those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty and those who continue to serve our country, including first assistant chief Thomas Reilly, currently deployed with the Coast Guard.

Next, a heartfelt recitation of “In Flanders Fields,” written by Lt. Colonel John McCrae, was performed. Then, 10 Blue Point residents who bravely gave their lives in the line of duty were solemnly acknowledged.

After a moment of silence, Taps was performed, and the service concluded with a prayer. Attendees were invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments at the Blue Point Fire House.


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