Centerport Fire Department Memorial Day Service

The Centerport Fire Department held their annual Memorial Day Service to remember and honor our U.S. Armed Forces for their sacrifice and service. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an abbreviated version was held this year whole observing social distancing guidelines. Department apparatus left headquarters and first stopped at the Huntington Beach Community Association (HBCA) monument on Harrison Drive, where firefighters raised the flag with HBCA President Brian Cuccinelli, placed wreaths and Taps were played. The procession then proceeded to the Centerport Fire Department Memorial on Park Circle, where the flags were raised by Ex-Chiefs James Feeley and Paul Heglund. The ceremony was led and wreaths were placed by Chief Richard Miltner, First Assistant Chief Andrew Heglund, Second Assistant Chief Kyle McLaughlin and Ladies Auxiliary member Sandy Bucher. Taps were played by Firefighter Stan Wertheimer. The Department also recognized two Engine Company One firefighters that are currently serving in the Armed Forces. Engine 2-6-8 carried a banner honoring U.S. Navy AWS2 John Malico and U.S. Marine Cpl. Alexander Reilly for their service.
Photos by Steve Silverman