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Valdosta funeral home helping honor fallen firefighters

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Valdosta fire officials and a representative from Music Funeral Services holding up the flag donated by the funeral home to the fire department Valdosta fire officials and a representative from Music Funeral Services holding up the flag donated by the funeral home to the fire department
The emblem on the flag The emblem on the flag
J.D. Rice (left) and Casey Music (right) J.D. Rice (left) and Casey Music (right)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Music Funeral Service is helping the Valdosta Fire Department  honor fallen firefighters.

Music Funeral Service donated a pall flag and two firefighter memorial flags to the fire department Thursday morning. The fire department will use these flags at funerals for those who contributed to the firefighting industry as a way to pay tribute to them.

"We work with the family and [the fire department] honor guard to be able to present a flag [to the firefighter's family] that commemorates the life of that person as well as their service to the fire department located here," said Casey Music, Funeral Services Director for Music Funeral Service.

Interim Fire Chief J.D. rice said having these flags to present to the family is a extremely important.

"Anytime we lay to rest a fallen firefighter," Rice explained, "we want to give the family the highest dignified service that we can...draping the casket with an appropriate flag to represent his service is just a tremendous attribute for what we're trying to do for the family."

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