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Alameda County Fire, Moraga-Orinda Crew Render Honors In Whiskeytown

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Photo: Alameda County Fire

Ed: This post and series of photos comes to us from Alameda County Fire. If you recognize any of the locals, let us know. The Flag still carries a lot of meaning for many of us – even when it’s flying in the pitch black and over charred and smoking ground:

Tonight at the Carr Fire, XAL Task Force 2006 with Task Force Leader/ACFD Battalion Chief Chuck Palmer and a crew from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District were assigned to check the N.E.E.D. Camp at Whiskeytown Park when they found an American Flag undamaged and still flying at the Whiskeytown Cemetery.

Photos: Alameda County Fire

To honor the firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting the Carr Fire and Ferguson Fire, Battalion Chief Palmer and Moraga-Orinda firefighters were determined to lower the flag to half staff in their memory. Using a ladder to get the flag loose from the pull (since the halyard had come free of the flag), they were successful.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Bought and paid for with the lives of their colleagues. Sad and proud at the same time. Oorah.

  2. My beloved sister-in-law and her mother are buried in that cemetery. In September we plan bury my nephew there with them.

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