The City of Wetaskiwin lowered all flags on city property to half mast from sunrise Sunday Sept. 12, 2021 to sunrise Monday September 13.
The flags were lowered in recognition of Firefighter’s National Memorial Day. This day is to commemorate firefighters across the country who have fallen in the line of duty and occurs annually on the second Sunday of September.
“Firefighter’s National Memorial Day is about taking the time to honour the brave men and women of the fire service who have lost their lives while trying to save the life or livelihood or someone else,” said Jamie Wilkinson, Fire Chief with Wetaskiwin Fire Services.
The City of Wetaskiwin says that they recognize the danger that firefighters often face and the ultimate sacrifice of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
“Firefighter’s National Memorial Day commemorates their courage, selflessness, and astounding commitment to serving and keeping our community safe,” the city stated in a press release.