With the last of the families honoured the conclusion of the ceremony begins with ringing the bell and the playing of The Last Post.
That concludes the photographs I took of the Canadian Firefighters Memorial Ceremony of Sunday, September 8, 2013.
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Monday, September 9, 2013
With the firefighters on the field, the bands staged and the helmets placed it's time to get things underway with singing O Canada.
|This medallion in its presentation case is presented to each of the families of a firefighter killed in the line of duty in the previous year. The name of the firefighter is engraved on the back of the medallion.|
|This year, 2013, there were nine families of firefighters being honoured and receiving a medallion, the eight here and the one shown in the previous photograph.|
|In the Canadain Armed Forces, firefighting is a trade of the Air Force. Aboard the Navy's ships and in Army bases the firefighters posted there are Air Force personnel.|
Continued and concluded in part 4