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International Firefighters’ Day

Posted on by royvickery |

Since early in the present century the first Sunday in May has been known as International Firefighters’ Day, when firefighters who have lost their lives are commemorated.  This day is chosen because it relates to the feast day of St Florian, the patron saint of firefighters.

In London a ceremony is held at the Firefighters’ Memorial (formerly the Blitz Memorial) in Peter’s Hill, just south of St Paul’s Cathedral, in the City of London.

Photograph taken 5 May 2024.

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