Boston Officials to Honor Firefighters at City Hall Friday

Mayor Martin Walsh will raise the Boston Fire Department's flag at City Hall on Friday.

Credit: File photo.
Credit: File photo.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh plans to pay tribute to the two Boston firefighters who were killed in action this week by raising the Boston Fire Department's flag at City Hall Plaza, CBS Boston reported.

Additionally, Walsh plans to hold a moment of silence on Friday for Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, both of whom died Wednesday after responding to a massive fire in Back Bay, according to the report. 

The firefighters were killed during the nine-alarm blaze that broke out at about 2:45 p.m. in the basement of 298 Beacon St. 

Walsh, 43, of West Roxbury, served on Engine Company 33. He was married and had three children all under the age of 10. Lt. Walsh's late father was a lieutenant in the Watertown Fire Department, as was his late Uncle Bill. His cousin Tom is currently a Captain, also in Watertown.

Kennedy, 33, of Hyde Park and a native of West Roxbury, served on Ladder Company 15. He was single and served in the Marine Corps. Kennedy sat on the the board of the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation, a group that volunteers with burn patients.

Officials plan to announce more details on Friday.


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