People who are drawn to serve and protect others often choose to do so in many ways. Some choose to serve in the military, protecting our freedom and some serve as volunteer firefighters, saving lives and protecting property from the ravages of fire. This Veterans' Day, the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department would like to pay tribute to those individuals that did both, by serving in the military and serving their community as a member of our department.
Looking back through the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department's long history of service, we have been able to identify members who have served in the military. We have been able to chronicle their contributions dating as far back as the Spanish American War right up through the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of these members served in war times, while others served in times of peace. Regardless of when they served, the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department is proud of their service to the United States of America and to our department.