For the Fallen
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 marked a day of remembrance for three fallen firefighters at Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Station No. 1 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Hundreds came out to pay respects to three fallen firefighters – Engineer Michael L. Freeland, 36, while working to rescue a driver, died on scene of spontaneous brain hemorrhage. Capt. Thomas Barber, 51, a 21-year veteran, died June 14 and the cause of death was not released. Then on Aug. 17, the COVID-19 virus claimed 17-year veteran, Lt. Mario Moya, also 51.
An eternal flame and statue were unveiled along with adding the names to the memorial wall.