EDISON, NJ – On Sunday morning under clear blue sky, more than 100 citizens from Edison and surrounding towns gathered in front of the solemn granite Wall of Remembrance near Municipal Building in presence of Edison Township’s Fire Fighters to remember and recognize the sacrifice and services of the loved ones.
“We set aside this day every year to formally recognize the sacrifice and service of your loved ones, our brothers,” said Captain Eugene Enfield during introduction and invocation. “As we depart from here today, we reaffirm our bond with you, as we honor those memories in our services to the safety of our community, and each other.”
The ceremony began with Presentation of the Colors with very emotional Firefighters Roll Call and Rose Placement. Retired Firefighter Robert Yackel, President International Association Of Fire Fighters, L2883 and Captain Anthony Landi read aloud the name of each departed fire officers and fire fighters. Each name was called followed by the ringing a bell; recognizing the sacrifice and remembering the honor, valor and integrity. The special tribute was presented to Captain John E. Lindquist Sr. who sacrificed his life in the line of duty.
“We are not here to mourn the loved one, but to remember their sacrifices. Believe it or not, we are family,” said Andrew Drebych.
The Edison Division of Fire is a combination fire department whose members are career and volunteer firefighters, emergency medical technicians and fire inspectors. These members are in service to the community to provide fire prevention, defend against fire, and provide rescue and emergency medical services.
Citizens who would like information on becoming a member of one of Edison’s five volunteer fire companies’ should leave their name, address and phone number on the township Volunteer Firefighter Recruit hot line 732-548-8719.