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Memorial Day 2017


Memorial Day, formally know as Decoration Day was created in the years following the Civil War to commemorate all of military personnel who lost their life serving our country. In 1971 it became a federal holiday celebrated on the last Monday of May and to this day we still pay tribute to our Military and First Responders who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.


Today the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department gathered for our annual Memorial Day Services paying special tribute to three of our own members who lost their lives in the line of duty. Firefighter John Quinn lost his life in 1948 as a result of a heart attack while operating at a structure fire in town. Ten years later in 1958 Firefighters Frank Molimock and William Graff perished in a collapse while battling a fire. Today among the dignitaries, members of the Highland Park Police Department, and Highland Park First Aid Squad, we where especially honored to have members of the Molimock and Graff Family in attendance.

To all of our Military, Firefighters, Police Officers, and EMT’s we thank you for your service and to those who have lost their lives we salute you. “All Give Some – Some Give All, Forget Not Their Sacrifice.”


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