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A National Honor For Ex-Chief

nbspspan classfirst-paragraph styleoutline 0px margin 0px padding 0px font-family Arial sans-serifspan classparagraph-0 styleoutline 0px margin 0px padding 0pxp styleoutline 0px margin 0px padding 0px 0px 18px line-height 15.0075016021729px text-indent 15pxOn Saturday the International Association of Fire Fighters held its annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs Colo. to honor the heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty including one from South Queens.pspanspanspan stylefont-family Arial sans-serifspanspan classparagraph-1 styleoutline 0px margin 0px padding 0px font-family Arial sans-serifp styleoutline 0px margin 0px padding 0px 0px 18px line-height 15.0060005187988px text-indent 15pxMore than 1200 firefighters from across the United States formed the honor guard as the families of 168 fallen firefighters were presented with the ceremonial union flag. This is the 28th year that the IAFF has conducted this ceremony. It is a time of reflection for many families as they remembered their loved ones who answered their last alarm.pspanspan stylefont-family Arial sans-serifspanp styleoutline 0px margin 0px padding 5px 5px 18px line-height 15.0045003890991px text-indent 15px font-family Arial sans-serifThis year a former Howard Beach resident had his name placed on the wall during the ceremony.pp styleoutline 0px margin 0px padding 5px 5px 18px line-height 15.0045003890991px text-indent 15px font-family Arial sans-serifWest Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Departments ex-chief Kevin M. Delano Sr.s name was placed on the wall in the Colorado Rockies. Buck as he was affectionately known was a New York City firefighter from Ozone Parks Ladder Company 142. He responded as many of his brothers and sisters to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 2001 and remained on the mound for days during the rescue and recovery effort.pp styleoutline 0px margin 0px padding 5px 5px 18px line-height 15.0045003890991px text-indent 15px font-family Arial sans-serifHis reward was not pretty. Shortly after Delano was diagnosed with a rare aggressive form of leukemia that eventually took his life in 2008.p