Tribute to Ex-Chief F. E. Tracy
An unusual tribute of affection, admiration, and respect was paid to Ex-Chief Frank E. Tracy, Woburn, Mass., Fire Department, on the evening of August 15, when in spite of a blistering hot day, with temperatures in the nineties, more than 300 fire officials and other friends gathered in the Woburn Country Club, to attend a testimonial banquet to the 83-year-old Chief, to present him with a huge silver loving cup, and to wish him happiness in his retirement.
Speakers included Mayor William E. Kane, Woburn; Chief Daniel B. Tierney, Arlington, Mass., President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs; Chief Selden R. Allen, Brookline, Mass., Past-President of the International and New England Associations of Fire Chiefs; Chief William C. Mahoney, Peabody’, President, Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts; State Fire Marshal Stephen C. Garrity; Chief George L. Johnson, Waltham; Judge William H. Henchey, Joseph F. Cohalan, and Leonard Buchanan. Rev. Fr. James J. McCarthy, of Montvale, offered the invocation and Postmaster Philip J. Gallagher acted as Toastmaster.