Firefighters Honored at Forest Hills Cemetery in 121st Annual Ceremony

The annual Firefighters Memorial Service at Forest Hills Cemetery was especially poignant this year, as the 121st remembrance focused on the firefighters who died this March in a Back Bay blaze. The service was held Sunday morning at the Fireman's Lot, a section of the garden cemetery set aside for Boston Firefighters killed in the line of duty. This year's ceremony, naturally, focused on the lives of Firefighter Michael Kennedy and Lt. Ed Walsh. Kennedy is buried in the Fireman's Lot while Walsh's family chose a family plot in the lieutenant's native Watertown. If you missed the ceremony but would like to visit to pay your respects, the Fireman’s Lot is on a bee-line between the Walk Hill Street gate and Lake Hibiscus.

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A memorial to Boston Fire Firefighters Ed Walsh and Michael Kennedy, who died fighting a Back Bay fire on Wednesday, has been put up at the Soldiers' Monument in Jamaica Plain.

Photos: Jamaica Plain Mourns Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy

The whole city is mourning the deaths of Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, who lost their lives battling a fire in Back Bay on Wednesday. In Jamaica Plain, a memorial has been set up at the Soldier's Monument where Centre meets South streets. If you'd like to make a donation to help the Walsh and Kennedy families, please follow this link.

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