Flowers Left At Firefighter Memorial Mural
Botsford Fire Rescue (BFR) members were surprised early last week when a bouquet of red and white roses was left at their South Main Street station by an unknown visitor.
The flowers appeared on June 18, according to BFR Firefighter Wayne Geitz. They had been placed on the sidewalk in front of a large mural that was painted on the northern wall of the fire station one month ahead of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 by former Newtown resident Rob Lee.
After their discovery, the roses were put into a vase by one of the company’s firefighters. When wind continued to knock the vase over on subsequent days, a cement block was also put on the sidewalk so that the flowers and their holder would remain upright, according to Mr Geitz.
“We’re not sure who left them. It was a nice surprise,” Mr Geitz said. “We are thinking that the day they showed up must mean something to someone who was affected by 9/11.”
Botsford Fire Rescue is one of five volunteer fire companies in Newtown. Its station is at 315 South Main Street.
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