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Boston Fire Lt. Edward Walsh mourned at wake

WATERTOWN — They came by the thousands, from near and far, from the fire station just down Main Street here in Edward J. Walsh Jr.’s hometown and from cities across the country.

But they stood as one, a ribbon of blue that wound down a hushed street from St. Patrick’s Church. Later, shoulder to shoulder, the firefighters marched past throngs of mourners, a somber procession of solidarity and shared grief.

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