The Sampson County Rescue and EMS association recently held a dedication service for its new EMS memorial monument at the Sampson County Emergency Management Complex in Clinton.
The EMS monument was dedicated to the men and women who have served as volunteer EMS and fire medics in Sampson County. Honor was also given to those members who have passed and those killed in the line of duty.
“Sampson County Rescue and EMS Association was proud and humbled by this day,” said Anthony Troublefield, Sampson County Rescue and EMS president. “It is a tribute of the long hours and hard work of the association to make this dream a reality.”
During the event, “Taps” was performed by members of the Honor Guard and ringing of the last call bell. Officials said the bagpipe playing of “Amazing Grace” was a particularly emotional portion of the dedication service. A EMS wreath was laid on the memorial by Joel Faircloth, executive director of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS.
Also at the end of the service, white and red carnations were laid on the monument by family members in honor of loved ones who served as EMS and fire medics in Sampson County.