Service and Sacrifice: Our Day at Arlington National Cemetery

Commemorating a century of service, the men and women of the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department began with a tribute to all of our veteran members. On August 31, 2013, members and their families gathered for a trip to Arlington National Cemetery to honor all who have served and sacrificed, including some of our own who never returned to quarters. They also visited the graves of past members who have been laid to rest on America’s most hallowed grounds.

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Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department Honors Its Veterans

Throughout the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department’s nearly 100 years of service, we have been both privileged and blessed to have members that were not only committed to serving and protecting their community, but their country as well through military service. Some of our Charter Members have served as far back as the Spanish American War, while other members have served during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War or the current War on Terrorism. Other veteran members have served during peace time.

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Hero Returns to the Front Lines

Veteran Firefighter, Wounded Soldier Returns to Active Fire Department Service in the Community In the aftermath of September 11, 2001 many firefighters became engaged in fire and rescue operations in New York, Pennsylvania and the Washington metropolitan areas. Other firefighters would assist neighboring departments by providing coverage for units who were still operating at the scenes. Many more would leave

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