We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Gloucester City Fire Department for marching in our 4th of July parade and taking part in our ceremonies honoring Jim, John & Tommy at the Sylvester, West memorial. We would also like to thank the Bellmawr Fire Department along with other organizations and individuals who took the time in placing wreaths, flowers or other symbols of remembrance at the Memorial at King’s Hwy and Station Avenue.
Ever since the monument was dedicated in December of 2007, the Fire Department has been stopping at the site during the 4th of July parade in a brief ceremony to place the flowers that the Chief of Department carries with him during the parade and two wreaths honoring Chief Sylvester and Deputy Chief West. Several hundred people surrounded the memorial on King’s Highway that day as we paid tribute to these great men. We invite everyone to join us each and every year.
We would like to thank all of those that assisted in the events throughout that day, including the Officers and Firefighters of the Atco Fire Department of Waterford Township who volunteered to cover our fire house, in station, while we were at the Gloucester City Parade on Tuesday night and during our activities on July 4th.
Last but certainly not least, a very special thank you to the American Legion Post 150 for allowing the Mount Ephraim and Gloucester City Fire Department’s Honor Guards to lead the parade this year.
The Officers and members of the Mount Ephraim Fire Department