Boston Fire Department honors fallen firefighters Two lost in March remembered at memorial ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dina Rudick/Globe Staff The Boston Fire Department remembered its fallen firefighters Sunday morning in an annual memorial service, an occasion marked by searing poignancy with memories still fresh from the loss of two men in a Back Bay blaze in March. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff District Fire Chief Steve Shaffer stood at attention during the ceremony. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff In crisp dress blues, members of the city's many engine companies marched through Forest Hills Cemetery to Fireman's Lot. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Kathy Crosby-Bell, the mother of firefighter Michael Kennedy, was solemn during the memorial. Kennedy was one of two firefighters killed in a blaze in Back Bay earlier this year. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff John Reilly, a retired firefighter from Roslindale, said he has attended many memorial services since he joined the department in 1958. "I didn't want to miss this year," he said. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Judge Rosemary Minehan, whose brother died fighting a fire 20 years ago, gave the address. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Flowers were placed on the graves of fallen firefighters.