Category Archives: A Fallen Hero
Day 208: Dedicated to the Fallen
A memorial park for fallen firefighters/paramedics is just South of mcCormick Place.
Day 184: For My Grandpa
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
Day 177: Memorial Walk
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery has a memorial walk that commemorates soldiers of 20th century wars on 11 memorials.
Day 168: Muster at the Chicago Fire Academy
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
Day 162: As The Eagle Soars
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
Day 149: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
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
Day 125: USS Chicago Anchor
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
Day 122: One Nation United
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
Day 109: In Memory
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.
Day 63: Dismissed
So you might have noticed by now that I have quite a few photos of firefighters, firehouses, fireboats and the memorials to fallen firefighters. In admiration of the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to saving the lives … Continue reading