"Courageously They Died - By Inspiration They Lived" - LAFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial
|~ LAFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony ~|
Recently, President Jack Wise of the LAFD Fire Hogs M/C asked if I could help spread the word about the upcoming 20th Annual Fallen Heroes Memorial event. The purpose is to remember our fallen firefighters and to raise money for the Los Angeles Firemen's Relief Association, Widows, Orphans, and the Disabled Firemen's Fund, where all proceeds go directly to them.
It is important to note that this event has generated over $25,000 each of the last four years, bringing the total to over $300,000 generated for the Fallen Heroes over the last 19 years.
I just returned from an epic motorcycle adventure out to Big Bend National Park in west Texas. On my way home, I stopped by the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial to honor the nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell Fire on June 30, 2013. So when I got the request from Jack Wise to post their message on my blog, it was an honor. This is such a worthy cause and I encourage my readers to attend if possible.
And if you can't attend, take a few minutes to thank the next firefighter that you see for their service. More details about this event are as follows: