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By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | June 06, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 060921105

On June 6th the Paterson Fire Department held their Annual Memorial Service honoring those that have served, Those that have made the supreme sacrifice, and those that have been awarded valor awards for individual and unit acts of duty, honor, and courage.

Many in attendance were firefighters and chiefs and their families. Politians, including Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr., Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh, Council members. Many past members and officers of the PFD also were in attendance.

Three new names were added to the roll call of heros that made the supreme sacrifice bringing the total to 36 for the City of Paterson from the volunteer FD days to present.

A PFD Honor Guard and the Passaic County Police and Fire Pipe and Drum Band flanked the memorial outside Fire Headquarters as a wreath was laid and “Taps” was played. The ceremony concluded with “Amazing Grace” on the pipe and drums.

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