Geneva Fire Department

Veterans Day

A sincere thank you and Happy Veterans Day to all our brave men and women who have and currently defend our Country in combat zones throughout the world.  Your service, dedication and sacrifice will never be forgotten.  The Geneva Vol. Fire...

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U.S. Marine Corps. Birthday

Approved by the Second Continental Congress, the modern U.S. Marine Corps can trace it’s heritage to Tun Tavern, Philadelphia in 1775, as the Continental Marines.  The Geneva Vol. Fire Department wishes the U.S. Marine Corps. a Happy...

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Columbus Day

Observed in the U.S. as early as 1792, Columbus Day is observed to remember the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas in 1492.  The Geneva Fire wishes you a happy Columbus Day!

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Independence Day

History Fact: Established by the Second Continental Congress to commemorate the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776.  Coincidentally, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, two signers of the Declaration of Independence and later...

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Memorial Day

History Fact:  First established as a Federal holiday in 1868 as “Decoration Day” to remember and honor the military personnel who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  The name “Memorial Day” was first attested in...

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History Fact:  The modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is traced to a well-recorded 1619 event in Virginia and a sparsely documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts by the Pilgrims and Puritans.  This was not only an...

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