A newspaper clipping from a 1942 edition of The Larchmont Times discusses a WWII era evacuation plan for Murray Avenue School during a potential air raid, a chilling reminder that, though today's school's are more likely to have contingency plans for potential school shooters, firefighters and police are still poised to respond to any outside threat to the community.
As a way of honoring the firefighters that served both Larchmont and overseas during WWII, the Larchmont Historical Society and the Larchmont Historical Fire Company will resurrect a nearly century-long tradition called "Irish Night."
A traditional St. Patrick's Day meal will be served at the March 9 event to celebrate Irish heritage at American Legion Hall in Flint Park including corned beef, cabbage and Irish soda bread. Additionally, there will be a restored 1922 American LaFrance engine on display; rare photos of Larchmont firefighters leaping from the Manor House's roof during wartime training; and film excerpts from firefighting brigades during the Battle of Britain air attacks on London.
Military veterans, firefighters and all others are welcome to attend the event that begins at 7 p.m. on March 9. For more information, please click here.