On Tuesday, May 10th, Tower 814 and crew along with on and off duty personnel gathered at the Lakes at Litchfield Retirement Community to honor some special residents of the community and see them off on a trip to Washington D.C. to visit the city and the monuments dedicated to these fine armed service veterans.
Midway Fire Rescue’s Fire Chief Doug Eggiman is quoted with saying “It is a privilege for us to be here to help send off these veterans to visit memorials of to their fallen comrades,” Eggiman said. “We owe so much to these men and women for what they did for us.”
While this event is special for all the veterans, it is extra special for Midway Fire Rescue as one of our own firefighter’s grandfather will be making the trip as one of the honored veterans. Firefighter Aaron Bostic will be joining this grandfather on the trip to Washington D.C. Firefighter Aaron Bostic grandfather Mr. Richardson, 83, served as an engine man in the Navy in amphibious forces aboard the USS Seminole for four years. That ship transported vehicles and personnel from Japan to Korea.
Mr. Richardson said although he has seen most of the monuments in the nation’s capital, he has not see the World War II Monument.
We as Midway Fire Rescue are honored to be apart of these special occasions and thank them for the dedication and service to our great country.
If you would like to know more about the foundation that sent these veterans on the trip click the link below:
Let’s Honor Our Veterans!