The funerals for the two Boston firefighters who died last week will be held Wednesday and Thursday.
And each day more than one hundred fire fighters from Maine will be on hand to pay their respects.
Lt. Edward Walsh’s funeral is slated for Wednesday in Watertown, Massachusetts, and firefighter Michael Kennedy’s is Thursday in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Fire fighters from around the country will be on hand, because they consider themselves brothers.
“Just a humbling experience paying our respects and unfortunately we don’t want to think about it but it could happen right here in Bangor, Maine, just been very fortunate, or anyone else in the state for that matter,” said the President of the Bangor Professional Fire Fighters, Local 772, John York. “So any time the bell goes off the inherent danger is there.”
The fire fighters union in Maine organized this trip down with two full buses.
They will leave Dysarts in Hermon at 1:45 in the morning both days and will make stops in Lewiston/Auburn and in Portland on the way to Boston.
Another bus will start in Portland and pick up other fire fighters in Southern Maine before heading to the memorial services both Wednesday and Thursday.