Archive for August 11th, 2011

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I found multiple memorials for firefighters and their families that looked just like this one at Calvary Cemetery.  They were all treestones topped with firefighter helmets. There were a few more than lacked the firefighter helmet, and one for a policeman with his hat next to the stone. It made me wonder if there was a benefit association for firefighters or general public safety employees that included a death benefit, or if the public safety employees were encouraged to join something like Woodman of the World, a large mutual aid society that provided a death benefit.

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