As determined by a unanimous vote, Engine 7 was chosen to bear a memorial decal for the students and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. A public ceremony was held on Saturday, 22 December 2012. The Newtown decal exists among decals for FF Jon Davies, FF James Rice (whose LODD is remembered on this 23rd of December), the Worcester 6, the Charleston 9, and the FDNY 343.
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The Mayor and Chief stand at the podium.
White Ridge Firefighters and EMTs assembled in front of Engine 7.
Many people came to honor the victims.
Station flags at half-staff.
All bow their heads in a moment of silence.
The Chief places the decal on Engine 7.
Shaking hands with the mayor.
Engine 7 bears six memorial decals. In order from top left:
-FF James Rice, Engine 5, Peabody Fire Department, MA. LODD 23 December 2011
-FF Jon Davies, Rescue 1, Worcester Fire Department, MA. LODD 8 December 2011
-The Worcester 6, Worcester, MA. LODDs 3 December 1999
-The Charleston 9, Charleston, SC. LODDs 20 June 2007
-The FDNY 343, New York City, NY. LODDs 11 September 2001
-Sandy Hook Elementary children and teachers, newtown, CT. Killed 15 December 2012