Officials in Milford will gather early next month to honor all deceased firefighters who have served in town.
The Annual Firefighters Memorial Sunday event will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 1 at the Birch Street Fire Station.
The ceremony itself will include remarks from local clergy; Milford Fire Chief William Touhey; Sean Meehan, President of Local 2140; State Sen. Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge); State Rep. John Fernandes (D-Milford; Milford Board of Selectmen Chair Dino Debartolemeis and an appearance by the Milford Firefighters Color Cuard.
"Firefighters Sunday has been a longstanding tradition of firefighters across the nation," Milford Fire Lt. Patrick D. Salmon, the event's organizer, said in a recent statement. "It is a day to reflect on the many contributions made by the firefighters to protect their fellow man and property. The sacrifices that were made by past firefighters and their unselfish acts of bravery should be acknowledged. They worked in a dangerous environment with little protective equipment and always put the citizens of the town of Milford first. Thanks to their diligence and dedication, we Milford firefighters and people of this great town are safer. We thank them, and the people of Milford have their chance to thank them at this memorial."
Following the ceremony, attendees will be graced with refreshments inside the fire station.