Battalion Chief Kelly Brian Metz 8/23/1962 - 7/15/2011
Annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony
The San Marcos Fire Department holds a remembrance ceremony on September 11 of every year.
Firefighters will toll the fire bell. The program opens with a welcome from the City of San Marcos Mayor. The San Marcos Fire Department Honor Guard raises the flag that was flying over San Marcos City Hall the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Following the flag raising, the National Anthem is sang, SMFD leads the Pledge of Allegiance, the Mayor reads the 9-11 proclamation, Chief Stephens educated the attendees about fire tradition and tolling of the bell, and a moving performance from the San Marcos Fire Department Bagpipers. Everyone was asked for a moment of silent reflection.
Flowers were provided to place on the 9-11 Flower Memorial. May we never forget those who sacrificed their lives to keep our country 'Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.'