The public is invited to join the Wheeling Fire Department at the city’s Fallen Firefighter Memorial at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 29 for its annual fallen firefighter memorial ceremony.
The solemn event marks the 32nd anniversary of Assistant Chief Robert Foster’s line-of-duty death. The event will honor nine other Wheeling firefighters who also made the ultimate sacrifice. The event will include an invocation, a reading of the names of the fallen, and a bell ceremony.
Remarks will be made on firefighting-related illnesses and highlight firefighters—both past and present—affected by firefighting-related illnesses.