Today, the borough of Hamburg honored the soldiers of the Hamburg Unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard by having a parade for them through the streets. The Parade began at the Hamburg Market (Port Clinton Ave & Third Street), continued south on third to windsor street turned east on windsor and then turned north onto Fourth street finally ending at the Hamburg Armory where a short service was held.
During the ceremony Mrs. Christine Ryan, director of the Hamburg Area Middle School Choir sang the Star Spangled Banner, and then finished off the service with God Bless America. The program featured dignitaries such as Rep. David Argall, and Rep. Tim Seip, also Tina Casko read a scripture.
Union Fire Co. No. 1 would like to wish the best of luck to all the soldiers leaving for Iraq.
Special thanks to:
Tower 45 (Fleetwood)
Ladder 33 (Virginville)
Members of Union Fire Co. No. 1 Hamburg
On Sunday September 21, 2008 beginning at 2:00 P.M. there will be a parade through the streets of Hamburg, Pa. The Parade will serve as a good-bye for the local troops leaving the Hamburg National Guard for Iraq. The Parade is scheduled to begin at 2:00 P.M. and will begin at the intersection of Port Clinton Avenue and N. Third Street. The parade will follow the same route as the King Frost Parade, following south on Third Street, turning up Maple, then proceeding north on Fourth Street, and will come to an end at the Hamburg Armory.
Be sure to come out for this wonderful event and support our local troops!!!!
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It is not a doubt that everyone remembers the events of September 11, 2001. The fateful day when thousands of Americans were killed by the terrorists that attacked the United States of America. Seven years ago, on September 11, 2001 when the first plane hit the World Trade Center it was immediately broadcast on every national television station around the country, and had a large impact on everyone. The men and women of the FDNY and NYPD were among the bravest people that day. These men and women were expected to rush in and try to help the people inside when everyone else was running for cover. We will never forget the 343 men and women that died in this tragic event. Now, seven years later, is when we need to take time out of our schedules and remember all that lost their lives that day.
Gathered at the flag pole in front of Station 40, Shoemakersville, Pa Co. 61 and Co. 40 reflected back on the events of that tragic day by reading various poems, the Fireman's Prayer, and an excerpt from a speech made by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to the United Nations discussing the condition of the City of New York after the event.
The event was unfortunately planned at the last minute, making advertising very hard. It is the intent of Co. 40 to keep the event going on an annual basis, look for the event to take place next September 11.
REMEMBER THE 343 EMERGENCY RESPONDERS THAT GAVE THEIR LIFE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 TO HELP SAVE OTHERS.
On Monday Afternoon Members from the 61 House were on hand to assist the staff from the Sunshine Day Care with using fire extinguishers. Chief Hatt gave a short lecture, followed by a hands on live fire demo for the staff. All day care staff participated in the drill and were able to use a fire extinguisher to put out a live fire following this exercise.