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Flags in Arlington Flying Half-Staff for Alexandria Paramedic

 

Flags in Arlington are flying at half-staff today in honor of Alexandria paramedic Joshua Weissman.

Weissman died last week after falling 20-30 feet from I-395 while responding to a vehicle fire near Shirlington. Yesterday Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell authorized flags in Alexandria and Arlington to fly at half-staff in Weissman’s memory.

Family, friends, fellow firefighters and the public are mourning Weissman’s death at funeral services in Alexandria this afternoon. Some 2,000 people and 200 fire vehicles are expected to take part in the funeral procession and services, which have shut down several busy streets around the city and prompted an early dismissal from Alexandria schools.

Donations to the Joshua A. Weissman Memorial Fund can be made here.

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