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City honors fallen heroes at Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

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Special to The Advocate

  Mayor Carlo DeMaria, along with the Everett Fire Department (EFD), honored those who served the EFD and are no longer with us. The City of Everett hosted a Firefighters Memorial Ceremony for the first time since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. EFD personnel, community leaders, residents, elected officials and the families of the men whose names were added to the Everett Firefighters Memorial Stone came together over the weekend to honor the departed firefighters.

  The Memorial Stone features the names of firefighters to honor them for their service to the City of Everett. The names of the firefighters who were added to the memorial stone are:

  Fire Chief David Butler

  Captain Albert Odian

  Private Joseph DeGeorge

  Private Thomas McMillan

  Private Louis D’Angelo

  Mayor DeMaria and the City of Everett would like to thank everyone who attended the ceremony to honor and remember the firefighters who bravely served our community.

Singers, shown from left – led by Brenda LaForce – Maddie LaForce, Ashley-Rose Saffie and Rory Perretti performed the National Anthem, “God Bless America” and various other tunes at the memorial service.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria is shown with the family of Private Louis D’Angelo.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria is shown with the family of the late Fire Chief David Butler.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria is shown with the family of Private Joseph DeGeorge.

The ceremony was held outside of the Everett Fire Station in Glendale Square.
Everett Firefighters saluted their fallen brothers.

Everett Fire Dept. Lieutenant Craig Hardy spoke at the podium.
Everett Fire Dept. Captain Derek Perretti spoke at the podium.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria is shown speaking at the podium to honor the firefighters who are no longer with us.

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