Final Flag for Former Fire Chief
With a full honour guard of approximately 100 uniformed firefighters present, and flags hung at half-mast, retired Fire Chief Donald McCormick was laid to rest this morning in Ottawa. Although he was 75, his passing is considered to be in 'the line of duty'. A firefighter for about 30 years, he had health issues and recently contracted a neurological disorder due to chemical inhalation on the job. It was really quite overwhelming to see such respect for a person who devoted his life to helping others.
On a lighter note:
And that flag – it was actually that huge flag that caught my attention in the first place, and is definitely the largest one I have ever laid my eyes upon!