(Copied from Front Porch Forum 5/28/2013)
Morristown 4th of JulyTRICIA FOLLERT – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, MORRISTOWNThe Morristown 4th of July parade will begin promptly at 11 am at the corner of Harrel St. and Munson St.(at CCV) and run through town and end at Peoples Academy. There will be events going on through out the parade at different locations in the downtown but this year the events at PA will begin at 5pm, there will not be any afternoon events at the school. At 5 pm the events will begin with a fabulous wiffle ball tournament between Morristown Rescue and Morrisville Fire Department. Are you interested in being a cheerleader for either team? pom poms will be provided! There will be live music, vendors and the great fireworks show. If you are interested in hosting a event or being a vendor at PA please contact Tricia Follert, email@example.com, 888-6669 x231.
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"The Purpose of the Morrisville Fire Department is Saving Lives, Preventing and Putting Out Fires"
The Morrisville Fire Department is located in Morrisville, Vermont
and has been serving the community since July 13, 1890
Morrisville Fire Department
P.O. Box 911
162 Upper Main Street
Morrisville, Vermont 05661
History of the Fireman's Prayer. While most accounts of the Firemen’s Prayer conclude with Author Unknown, the world renowned poem was written by Firefighter A.W. “Smokey” Linn. As a young firefighter in 1958 Linn and his crew responded to a fire in which three children were trapped behind security bars and died in the fire. The only way he could find to ease the pain of such a tragedy was to sit down and put his thoughts on paper. The phrase, “enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout”, sends a chill up a firefighter’s spine as you imagine what he experienced on that fateful night. It was a particularly tough time for him as he had young children around the same age. His granddaughter, Penny McGlachlin said that back then there were no grief counselors to help the firefighters. Penny believes this was an actual prayer from him, to god for the sake of his own family, the other fireman, and the families of the children.Smokey joined the Wichita, Kansas Fire Department in 1947 after returning from World War 2. He retired in 1975 and became president of the local chapter of the Good Sam Camping Club. He passed away March 31, 2004 of complications following surgery.The Fireman’s Prayer was originally published in a book called, “A Celebration of Poets” in 1958. The last copyright of the book was 1998. It is the family’s desire that the credit for the Firemen’s Prayer go to the author, A.W. Smokey Linn.