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Latest News: Second Annual Honor and Remembrance Ceremony

Marriottsville, MD- The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) will host its annual remembrance event at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens to honor career and volunteer fallen fire and rescue service members. The Honor and Remembrance Ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the Garden of Valor.

“I am honored to take part in this ceremony paying tribute to these heroes who served the community,” said Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman. “As we continue this tradition each year, we will always remember their dedication and sacrifice.”

The Garden of Valor was dedicated on June 21, 2012. The parcel of land has been set aside for firefighters, paramedics, police officers, emergency medical technicians, sheriffs, and other emergency workers that have served their communities.

“We plan to continue this ceremony annually in order to formally recognize those that have gone before us,” said Fire Chief John S. Butler. “It’s important that we pay our utmost respects and continue to learn from these selfless individuals. Never forgetting means we will never forget their service and commitment.”

The ceremony will take place at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, located at 2150 Mount View Road in Marriottsville. It will begin at 2:00 pm in the Garden of Valor. All career, volunteer, auxiliary members of the department, their family and friends, all members of the community, and the media are encouraged to attend. The ceremony will feature the Mt. Hebron High School Chamber Choir, the Fire Brigade Pipes and Drums of Greater Baltimore, a combined fire and rescue Honor Guard representing the organizations of those being remembered, as well as guest speakers and dignitaries.

For more information please contact the Office of Community Outreach and Media Affairs at 410-313-6039.


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