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VIDEO: Final Salute To Firefighter Michael Kennedy

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An aerial view of the procession in West Roxbury. (WBZ-TV)

An aerial view of the procession in West Roxbury. (WBZ-TV)

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BOSTON (CBS) — Boston firefighter and former Marine Michael Kennedy was given a final salute, Thursday morning.

Kennedy was killed in a 9-alarm Back Bay fire last  Wednesday. Kennedy’s funeral comes a day after colleague Lt. Ed Walsh was laid to rest.

Thousands of firefighters traveled to Boston to attend the back-to-back services.

A fireman from Quebec drove all night to be in West Roxbury.

“If ever some day it happens to us, we’d want the same. That’s why we’re here,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens.

Final procession for Firefighter Michael Kennedy

Students wave flags along funeral procession

Bagpipers lead procession

Casket of Firefighter Michael Kennedy is carried into church

Tenor Ronan Tynan performs Responsorial Psalm

Rev. John Unni comforts Kennedy family, Boston Fire

Kennedy’s “little brother” 14-year-old Alex Beauzile, brings gifts to alter

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s remarks

Boston Firefighter’s Union President Richard Paris’ remarks

Michael Kennedy’s cousin Davin delivers eulogy

IAFF Medal given to Kennedy’s father

Final ringing of the bells for Kennedy

Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s final thoughts

Casket Of Kennedy carried from church

Final salute to firefighter Michel Kennedy

 

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