FWPD Pipe and Drum Brigade

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Name: Gerald Vandeveer, President Law Enforcement/Firefighters Memorial of Allen County
Date: October 31, 2011
Message: Yesterday our 6 year journey ended as we observed the Dedication of the new Law Enforcement/Firefighters Memorial (L.E.F.F.M.) Over 250 people signed our Registry with many more not even knowing it was there. The turn out was great and the ceremony was humbling. Once again your entrance was perfection. As we heard the pipes wheezing our look was drawn toward the Historic Bridge and the sight of the Honor Guard descending from its center. Suddenly the Pipers came into view and the wheezing turned into the melody of honor. As you marched closer the chills started their familiar run up and down everyone's back. As you meshed with the Honor Guard and passed before the Fire and Police Monuments, we were brought back to why we were gathered. We were here to honor the 9 police officers, one probation officer and 16 firefighters who died in the line of duty with a permanent home where their names may rest in peace. A home where family members, citizens, brother and sister officers and firefighters may come to contemplate. It's also a place to honor those who continue to serve our communities each day, and a reminder that sometimes the price of safety and peace is extreme. As the names were read and the pipes were played,the prayers were said and the tears began as we remembered that these men left their families to protect our communities and never saw them again. It is inspiring to know that firefighters and others joined your Brigade this day as you paid tribute to these men and their families. Once again, you should be proud as you honored your fellow officers and firefighters. Our gratitude and appreciation are never ending. God Bless!

Name: D. "Flick' Flueckiger, FWPD Retired
Date: April 14, 2011
Message: This organization represents the FWPD in a professional and fraternal manner that exemplifies the motto on it's patch - Honor and Duty. Their presentation is top-notch. Thank you.

Name: Peaceofficerjobs.com
Date: January 17, 2010
Message: Excellent site!

Name: Rob Carney
Date: June 12, 2009
Message: Well for a rag tag group you boys are good

Name: Ron Martin
Date: May 14, 2009
Message: I would just like to thank you for a job well done in Lima, Ohio. You don't know how much it meant to have you there with us. Thank you, again.

Name: Gerald Vandeveer, President, Law Enforcement/Fire Fighter Memorial of Allen County
Date: May 09, 2009
Message: Today, we finished our seventh Police Officer Memorial Ceremony with tears in our eyes and a lump in our throats. The men and women of your Brigade continue to bring chills to our spines as we listen to the Bagpipers play. Another chilling moment arrives as we hear your Bagpipes playing but we see nothing. Suddenly, from around the corner you appear and the sound intensifies. We hear the gasps of approval from the crowd as everyone strains to get a look and voice their content. Suddenly, attending the ceremony takes on a whole new meaning. For seven years you have participated in all our events and each time, you not only get better, you get more creative. We are very proud when citizens tell us how much they enjoyed your participation in the events. Unfortunately, they are afraid to go back and tell you so they rely on us to relay their compliments. As police officers in our community you have our support and respect as members of the Brigade you have our appreciation and gratitude. Thank you for being there for all of us.

Name: FDNY EMS Website
Date: December 13, 2008
Message: Hello from FDNY EMS. Nice website. Keep up the good work. Stay safe. Webmaster FDNY EMS Website www.fdnyemswebsite.com

Name: Angie Miller
Date: October 14, 2008
Message: There is little more pleasing to the ear, the pipes are classic.

Name: Jane Zwienink Thompson
Date: September 17, 2008
Message: I love to hear the bagpipes and drums. I have 2 grandsons who are drummers. I saw and heard bagpipes in Ireland. Beautiful!

Name: Karen L. Richards
Date: May 21, 2008
Message: You guys are wonderful. We are proud to have you in our community.

Name: Susie Matteson-Thomas
Date: January 12, 2008
Message: You sounded great tonight at the hockey game! Thanks for coming out in support of the memorial. Susie

Date: November 01, 2007
Message: NICE WEB SITE!!!!

Name: Off. John W. "Bones" Ryan, President, Pipes & Drums of the Chicago Police Department
Date: September 02, 2007
Message: Wishing your band the very best!!! Congratulations on your success!! Perhaps one day our bands will meet!!! We too are comprised of members of our own department. Tap into our website and give us a shout-out!!! I will pass your website to our website designer to add as a link on our website if that is ok with you guys!! website: pdcpd.org

Name: Michelle James
Date: August 31, 2007
Message: Thanks for remebering my brother, Eryk.

Name: Denny McCann
Date: August 29, 2007
Message: You guys really look good.

Name: Ron Lapp
Date: August 27, 2007
Message: This is really great. You did an excellant job. You can be proud.

Name: Scott Morales
Date: August 23, 2007
Message: Ya look mighty spiffy in your dresses, me lads!

Name: Susie Matteson-Thomas
Date: August 22, 2007
Message: What a great website! It is nice to see the passion the brigade has, keep it up!

Name: Denny
Date: August 22, 2007
Message: great site,keep up the good work ,the band is really improving from your friends at fwsp&d

Name: Chris
Date: August 20, 2007
Message: Thank you for your service.






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