AFD Fire Department Wreath Laying & Memorial Service
For immediate release: September 30, 2015
WHEN: October 9, 2015
WHERE: Ivy Hill Cemetery, 2823 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia
WHO: Alexandria Fire Department
WHAT: The Alexandria Fire Department will observe National Fire
Prevention Week on Friday, October 9, with a Memorial Service and Wreath Laying
at 11 a.m. The solemn ceremony is held each year at Ivy Hill Cemetery, 2823
King Street, to honor those who have died in the line of duty and to mark the
passing of those members of the Department who died during the preceding 12 months.
Ivy Hill Cemetery will be hosting the memorial service. Fire apparatus
parked on each side of the cemetery’s entrance will provide the framework for
the entrance to the ceremony. Just outside of Old Town, Ivy Hill’s park-like
setting offers a quiet place to reflect on the sacrifices made by firefighters
throughout the history of the City of Alexandria.
The media are invited to attend, as are the public. Many uniformed
members of the Alexandria Fire Department and Alexandria Volunteer Fire
Department will be present.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at First Baptist Church of Alexandria.
For more information, contact Shawn Gore, Community Education Specialist, at 703.746.5269 or firstname.lastname@example.org