Remembering Minnesota’s Fallen Firefighters, September 28, 2014

A firefighter lost in thought stares into the distance.

Did you notice that flags were flown at half-mast on Sunday?

Sunday, September 28, 2014 marked Minnesota’s Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day.

Since 1881, there have been 208 Minnesota firefighters who have died in the line of duty. At this year’s service
held at the Minnesota State Capitol, five new names were added to the memorial. For a complete list of fallen firefighters, visit the Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Association.
We at Meuser Law Office, P.A., want to take a moment to say thank you to all of our State’s Firefighters and First Responders for bravely risking your lives every day to keep us safe, and to deliver us from harm’s way.

A Firefighter’s Prayer

When I am called to Duty, God
Wherever flames may race,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.

Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late,
Or save some older person
From the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling
And to give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor
And protect his property.

And if according to our fate
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand
My children and my mate.

-Author unknown