Officers from JSCís Protective Services Division raise, fly and lower a flag above Building 30ís Mission Control in honor of the four Houston Fire Department (HFD) firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty on May 31.
An American flag flies proudly in honor of the firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.
HFD officials and firefighters from Engine 71 and Engine 72 folding the flag after it was flown above Mission Control.
JSC official Ms. Diana Norman presented condolence letters from JSC Director Ellen Ochoa, which will be given to the families along with the flown flag.
HFD Chaplain Mark Walker, representing the Union Hall for Fire Fighters, leads a prayer for the four fallen HFD fire fighters and their families to conclude the flag-raising ceremony. Chaplain Walters received the flags, which will be presented to the families at their private funeral ceremonies.
HFD and JSC officials on the roof of Mission Control with the Houston skyline in the background.
More than 100 JSC employees came out to show their support for the Houston Fire Department and to observe the flag-raising ceremony.