Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Public welcome at firefighter's services



The public is invited to pay their respects Wednesday and Thursday to fallen Cincinnati firefighter Oscar Armstrong III.

Wednesday:

4 to 8 p.m., visitation, Zion Baptist Church, 630 Glenwood Ave., Avondale.

Thursday:

9 a.m., procession begins from Zion Baptist to St. Xavier Church, 607 Sycamore, downtown, with a brief stop at Armstrong's firehouse, Engine 9, at Paddock and Reading roads, Bond Hill.

10 a.m., arrival at St. Xavier Church.

After the service: procession to Spring Grove Cemetery, where Armstrong will be buried in the area designed for firefighters.

After the burial: wake, Music Hall.

Food and money are still needed to feed the thousands of firefighters expected to attend. Union officials are asking supporters to bake hundreds of cookies and drop them off at Music Hall on Thursday morning.

- Jane Prendergast

Monday story:
Firefighters to take role in funeral
Sunday stories:
Family visits scene of fatal fire
Stress team helps folks cope after tragedy
PULFER: Firefighter's death
Saturday stories:
Firefighter dies in Bond Hill
Fire department mourns
Fireman's widow says community support helped family
Memorial a gathering spot for firefighters
Editorial: Gave it his all




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