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DEDICATION OF CHARLESTOWN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL PARK

CHARLESTOWN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL PARK

The second and final phase of the Charlestown Firefighters Memorial Park will take place on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 2PM at the Firefighters Memorial Park at the corner of Bunker Hill and Charles Street, Charlestown.

This second and final phase will be a fitting and noble Memorial for those Boston Firefighters, though not natives of Charlestown, who died in the Line of Duty in the highest traditions of the Boston Fire Department. These Firefighters whose names will be forever remembered on the second Memorial Stone either gave their lives while fighting fires in Charlestown, or were assigned to Charlestown Firehouses and made the Supreme Sacrifice when their assigned Engine or Ladder Companies responded to alarms of fire in other sections of the City of Boston. This final phase will honor ten additional Firefighters who died in the Line of Duty between 1903 and 1994. This second and final phase will also include four benches sponsored by Families.

The ten Firefighters to be honored are:

Captain John Ready Engine 36 March 27, 1903

Captain Edward D. Pope Engine 27 May 22, 1907

Lieutenant William H. Magner Ladder 9 December 18, 1914

Captain Florence L. Sullivan Engine 32 November 30, 1929

Firefighter Peter F. McMorrow Engine 50 November 15, 1942

Lieutenant John J. Murphy Ladder 22 April 17, 1945

Lieutenant Daniel T. McInness Engine 8 August 17, 1971

Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll Engine 32 June 17, 1972

Firefighter Paul J. Murphy Engine 32 June 17, 1972

Lieutenant Stephen F. Minehan Ladder 15 June 24, 1994


Also at this time an additional name will be added to the original Memorial Stone in Memory of Charlestown Native, District Chief Richard E. Sullivan, Jr., District 2 who died in the Line of Duty on November 23, 1968.

After the Dedication a Reception will take place in the Bishop Lawton Hall, 313 Bunker Hill Street,

(Saint Francis de Sales Church Lower Hall). All are invited.

On October 16, 2005, the Charlestown Firefighters Memorial Park was Dedicated. The first phase of the project unveiled that day, features a Memorial Stone engraved with the names of Boston Firefighters from Charlestown who died in the Line of Duty between 1900 and 1977 and the Firefighter’s Prayer is etched on the back of the Stone. This phase also included eight benches sponsored by Organizations and Families of Firefighters, as well as a Memorial Fountain Dedicated to Father Dan Mahoney.

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