On Sunday, September 12, the Municipality of North Grenville will recognize Firefighters’ National Memorial Day, a day to pay tribute to the firefighters who risk their lives keeping Canadians safe. The day is also intended to remember those firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty.
“On behalf of Council and our community, I want to thank our volunteer firefighters for continuing to keep us safe over these long months of COVID. They have demonstrated such dedication, often going above and beyond for our community,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
The Municipality of North Grenville recognizes the many dangers firefighters often face when carrying out their duties, as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives in the line of duty.
“North Grenville residents are fortunate to have such a dedicated volunteer fire service. Our volunteers were not exempt from the many challenges that we have faced over the last 18 months, and they have continued to deliver and exceed our expectations,” added Councillor Kristin Strackerjan, liaison for Emergency and Protective Services. “Their ongoing service to our community is important and is recognized.”
Firefighters’ National Memorial Day is recognized annually on the second Sunday of September. It commemorates the courage, selflessness, and unwavering commitment of all Firefighters who, whether current or past, have stepped up time and again to serve our community.
“I invite all residents to take a moment to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of these brave individuals. Firefighters’ National Memorial Day is a day to honour and remember those firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty,” added Mayor Peckford.
Given the significance of the occasion and to honour their dedication to public safety, flags at the Municipal Centre and Fire Hall will continue to be at half‑mast.