Lexington Park, MD– On Sunday, September 15th the members of Bay District VFD and guests gathered to honor our members that have passed since our memorial service last year and also to dedicate our newest apparatus, Rescue Engine 92 to Past Fire Chief Doug Medley. Their names have been added to the Firefighter Memorial outside of the Braddock Hall at our Lexington Park Station.
Members Joseph A. Cooper (Past Fire Chief/Life Member), Tom Gude, John Shauberger and James Armstrong were added to the memorial this year.
The Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Honor Guard presented the colors and Chaplain Keith Fairfax held the ceremony as Life Member Anthony Thomas rang the bell in remembrance of each member as their name was read. As the names were read two members of the department came to the front and placed a rose in the bronze boot.
After the reading of the names of our members we moved outside to have the dedication of Rescue Engine 92, 2nd Vice President Jason Adams performed the dedication and Chaplain Fairfax blessed the apparatus with a short prayer. Past Chief Medley’s family was in attendance and was able to take a ride on the engine. Doug will forever ride with us and watch over us.
All images courtesy of Bay District Volunteer Fire Department