This year, there will be no Memorial Day parades to honor our fallen soldiers. Due to the need for social distancing, such celebrations will not be possible in 2020. The Danbury Fire Department was determined to honor our heroes, and created a powerful video as their 2020 Memorial Day tribute.

The Department said in a Facebook post,

This year, we will need to observe the holiday in a slightly different fashion while holding true our history and honoring those we’ve lost. To adjust to the times, the Danbury Fire Department created a special way to honor and remember our fallen military veterans who selflessly gave their lives for our country. We called upon our own firefighters who are veterans to put together a tribute video that does just that.

The video was filmed over the last few weeks at memorial locations all over Danbury, including the Vietnam Memorial and the Lee Hartell Memorial, the Main Street Civil War Monument, the Danbury War Memorial, Wooster Cemetery, Fire Headquarters, and the Germantown War Monument.

The video was written, filmed and produced entirely by members of the Department.  The Department members that narrate the video are all veterans themselves. Retired Danbury Police Sergeant Al Russo can be seen playing Taps at the beginning of the video, in a segment filed at the Melody/Haas Memorial.

While celebrations will be definitely a little different this year, the Department asks that you take a moment to remember those American Heroes who died serving our country. You can watch the video below, and the Department says that you are welcome to share it as well.

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