The sky was falling and streaked with blood
I heard you calling me, then you disappeared into the dust
Up the stairs, into the fire . . .
May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love.
Please join me, the brave men and women of the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), and other members of the OCFA Board of Directors at a special “Day of Remembrance” Ceremony at OCFA Headquarters in Irvine, honoring those lost on September 11, 2001.
The ceremony is in memory of all of those lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
This service will provide an opportunity for the OCFA to conduct an organizational salute to all of those who lost their lives and pay a special tribute to the following uniformed services:
• 343 fallen members of F.D.N.Y.
• 23 fallen members of N.Y.P.D.
• 37 fallen members of the NY Port Authority Police
Speakers include OCFA Senior Chaplain Dave Keehn, OCFA Acting Fire Chief Dave Anderson, OCFA Board Chair Beth Swift, OCFA Board Vice-Chair Ed Sachs, Third District OC Supervisor and Board Director Todd Spitzer.
The OCFA’s Honor Guard will be present.
The ceremony will include a bell ringing by OCFA Honor Guard Member Mike Patterson and the playing of “Amazing Grace” by OCFA Bagpiper Marc Stone.
The services will start at 8:40 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, and conclude at 9:10 a.m.
OCFA Headquarters is located at 1 Fire Authority Road, Irvine, CA 92602
For more information, please contact Captain Steve Concialdi, OC Fire Authority PIO, at (714) 357-7782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.