N. Y. Department Holds Memorial Service
Five thousand persons watched as two thousand officers and men of the New York Fire Department paid tribute to the memory of dead comrades at exercises held at the Firemen’s Monument, 100th Street and Riverside Drive. Since the last memorial service, thirty-four members died, of whom seven were killed in action.
Headed by a police escort, the Fire Department Band and ranking officers of the department, the men marched to the monument from the quarters of Hook and Ladder Company 22 at Ninety-seventh Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Chief John J. McElligott placed a wreath of yellow dahlias on the monument.