Gorey Memorial Garden honours firefighters

By Dan Walsh

A Memorial Garden in memory of deceased and retired firefighters from Co. Wexford was officially opened today in the grounds of Gorey Fire Station.

CANON MARK HAYDEN in prayer at Memorial Garden (Pic; Joseph Dixon)

Edward Rossiter, Station Officer, and members of Gorey Fire Service formed a guard of honour.

Cllr Joe Sullivan planted a tree, Canon Mark Hayden recited prayers and the blessing was performed by Rev. Roger O’Neill, in a short, dignified ceremony attended by representatives of the firefighting families across Co. Wexford.

It was fitting that the Memorial Garden opened on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 remembering the hundreds of brave firefighters who died in the line of duty in the Twin Towers. The US Flag of Honour flew at half-mast.

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