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Wilmington Fire Department centennial celebration included a service at St. Elizabeth Church

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A display of fire trucks and a large American flag greeted those who attended a multifaith service for the Wilmington Fire Department at St. Elizabeth Church on Oct. 24. Photo/Don Blake

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary over the weekend, an occasion that included a multi-faith memorial service at St. Elizabeth Church on Oct. 24.

Also on Saturday, the city hosted a parade for the department that it called its largest ever. All 156 members of the department attended and walked a route that was lined by several thousand spectators. Firefighters from approximately 40 other companies joined in the festivities.

There was a party on the Wilmington riverfront after the parade, an event that included displays of antique fire trucks and of a fireboat.

The Wilmington Fire Department gatherS for its 100th anniversary multifaith memorial service at St. Elizabeth Church on Oct. 24. Photo/Don Blake