The flag at White Rock City Hall was lowered to half-mast on Sunday (Sept. 10), in observance of Firefighters’ National Memorial Day.
The national memorial day gives Canadians an opportunity each year to remember firefighters who have lost their lives while on the job, the City tweeted on Sunday.
Today in observance of Firefighters’ National Memorial Day, flags at City Hall are lowered to half-mast. This national memorial day gives Canadians an opportunity each year to remember firefighters who have lost their lives while on the job. #WhiteRockBC pic.twitter.com/4l6C1O0EcW— City of White Rock (@whiterockcity) September 10, 2023
The province’s premier, David Eby, issued a written statement on Sunday as well, offering his “deep appreciation and admiration for the firefighters who have lost their lives in brave service to others,” while noting that wildfires continue to burn across B.C. and the country.
“This summer, we lost two young firefighters in B.C., Devyn Gale and Zak Muise, who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting people and communities from wildfires,” Eby said.
“Words are not strong enough to capture our debt to these heroes or the loss to their families and communities. We will not forget them.”