Salisbury mayor, fire chief ask churches, citizens to honor firefighters today

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Salisbury mayor, fire chief ask churches, citizens to honor firefighters today
Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz is asking that American flags in the community be flown at half-staff through sunset today, the day of the funeral service for Salisbury firefighters Victor Isler and Justin Monroe.
American flags that are posted at a stationary position are to be draped with a black sash or a black ribbon.
Isler and Monroe lost their lives in the Salisbury Millwork fire Friday.
“Our entire community mourns the loss of these two outstanding individuals who gave their lives in service to our city,” Kluttz said. “We ask for your continued thoughts and prayers, as we honor two of Salisbury’s bravest.”
For more information regarding visitation, memorial and funeral arrangements for the two fallen firefighters, visit Lyerly Funeral Home online at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com or call 704-633-9031.
Salisbury Fire Chief Bob Parnell is encouraging the local faith community to chime their church bells in honor of Salisbury’s fallen firefighters at 2 p.m. today.
Parnell made the request on behalf of the city and Fire Department.
Salisbury firefighters Victor Isler and Justin Monroe died in the Friday morning fire at Salisbury Millwork, located at 1910 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
A joint funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the campus of Catawba College.
“By sounding their chimes or bells at precisely 2 p.m.,” Parnell said of local churches, “our families of faith will join together into one unified voice to honor these courageous Salisbury firefighters.
“The tremendous outpouring of community love and support continues daily and, for that, we are eternally grateful.”

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