Category Archives: A Fallen Hero
A memorial park for fallen firefighters/paramedics is just South of mcCormick Place.
Today is the fourth of July, be sure to remember and thank those who fought to defend this country and everything it stands for and keep it safe. I’m lucky enough to have two grandfathers who proudly fought for this … Continue reading
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery has a memorial walk that commemorates soldiers of 20th century wars on 11 memorials.
Today was the Muster at the Chicago Fire Academy hosted by the 5-11 Club of Chicago. This event ran from 8am-1pm today and hosted a variety of antique and newer fire apparatus and fire equipment. Demonstrations were done using fire … Continue reading
In Rememberance of Pearl Harbor, this monument was dedicated by The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association of Illinois. It is located in The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Inscribed with the following: “In Memory of those 2403 Gallant Americans who perished in … Continue reading
Let’s remember the real reason for Memorial Day (not just a day that we get off of work). Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are … Continue reading
Located on Navy Pier, this eight-ton anchor is from the third warship named after the city of Chicago. The first “Chicago” was part of the Great White Fleet and saw service from 1889-1928. The second was commissioned in 1931 and, … Continue reading
With the recent event of the death of Osama Bin Laden, I thought it would be appropriate to post a photo of the American Flags. The American flag has stood high and waved high throughout trying times and good times. These are … Continue reading
Remember those firefighters who make the supreme sacrafice in the performace of their duties. This photo was taken of a memorial to Lt Edmond P. Coglianese and is located outside of the Engine Co. 98 firehouse.