Married 60 years. World War II veteran with over 50 airborne sorties. Gas station owner and manager. Assistant Fire Chief for 30 years.
“In the past, as fire fighters began their tour of duty, it was the bell that signaled the beginning of the day’s shift. Throughout the day and night, each alarm was sounded by a bell, which summoned brave fire fighters to fight fires and to place their lives in jeopardy for the good of their fellow citizen. And when the fire was out and the alarm had come to an end, it was the bell that signaled to all the completion of that call.
“To symbolize the devotion that these brave souls had for their duty, a special signal of three rings, three times each, represents the end of our comrades’ duties and that they will be returning to quarters. And so, to those who have given their lives for the good of their fellow man, their tasks completed, their duties well done, to our comrades, their last alarm, they are going home.”
A Celebration of Life
1922 – 2013
(Notes and photo from the service of a former patient as sent by his daughter to me. Thank you for your kind thought to include me in your memories of your father’s passing. He was a kind and gentle person. Blessings and peace to you and your family.)