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Fire Department Memorial Ceremony on Thursday, February 23
On Thursday, February 23, the Palatine Fire Department will be hosting a ceremony to recognize the service and sacrifice of three Palatine volunteer firefighters who died in the line of duty. On February 23, 1973, volunteer firefighters John Wilson, Richard Freeman and Warren Ahlgrim lost their lives fighting a fire in the Ben Franklin store in downtown Palatine. The annual memorial ceremony will be held at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial at the corner of Brockway and Slade Streets. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9 AM and the public are encouraged to attend.