By Kaelyn Floyd
In honor of Memorial Day, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) took part in two events to honor fallen veterans.
Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger began the holiday weekend on Saturday, May 26, 2018, by hosting the 21st Annual Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans and Military Families at Arcadia County Park. Supervisor Barger gave a special tribute to five Vietnam War Veterans and all fallen veterans. LACoFD Deputy Chief Anthony Marrone was in attendance, as well as personnel from Fire Station 5 whom displayed fire apparatus for community members to enjoy.
On Monday, LACoFD Explorers from Post 5 placed American flags at the graves of veterans’ at Pierce Brothers Cemetery in Westlake Village. The Explorers participate in distributing flags to veterans graves every year to show their respect and appreciation.
The Department recognizes and is grateful to all Veterans who risked their lives to protect others.