Living Flame Memorial

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Annual Ceremony Honors Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters, Police Officers

The annual memorial service honoring the sacrifice of Philadelphia police and firefighters was held Tuesday in Franklin Square.

05/06/2014

(Philadelphia Police and Fire Bagpipers play during the Living Flame memorial ceremony.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Names of Philadelphia’s Latest Fallen Heroes Added To Franklin Square Memorial

Three names were added: those of police officers Brian Lorenzo and Moses Walker, killed last summer, and fire captain Michael Goodwin, killed just last month fighting a fire in South Philadelphia.

05/01/2013

(A "Living Flame" remembrance ceremony in Franklin Square for fallen Philadelphia police and firefighters.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Phila. Firefighters Killed Last Month Honored at Annual Fallen Heroes Ceremony

Philadelphia’s annual remembrance for fallen heroes took on an especially somber tone as the families of two firefighters killed in the line of duty last month laid wreaths at the Living Flame memorial service.

05/02/2012

(A model of the winning design for a new memorial to fallen police and firefighters in Franklin Square.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Design Chosen For Police and Firefighters’ Memorial In Franklin Square

A competition that began in September has ended with the announcement that a design by a Philadelphia-based architectural firm will be used to build the new memorial in Franklin Square.

04/26/2012

(Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter places the first of several wreaths at the Living Flame Memorial, in Franklin Square, during ceremonies on Wednesday.  Police commissioner Charles Ramsey and fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers also placed wreaths.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

City of Philadelphia Honors Fallen Heroes in Annual ‘Living Flame’ Ceremony

Despite a steady rain in Philadelphia, dozens of police officers, firefighters, and family members of those killed in the line of duty gathered for the city’s annual “living flame” memorial on Wednesday in Franklin Square.

05/04/2011

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