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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