BOSTON (AP) -- A 33-year-old Boston firefighter and former Marine killed fighting an apartment blaze is being honored a day after a colleague who died with him was laid to rest.
Thousands of firefighters who came from around the country for the back-to-back services will take part in ceremonies honoring Firefighter Michael Kennedy on Thursday. His funeral is scheduled at the Holy Name Church in the West Roxbury neighborhood where he grew up.
Kennedy died alongside 43-year-old Lt. Edward Walsh when they became trapped in the burning brownstone in the Back Bay area March 26.
Walsh was buried in suburban Watertown on Wednesday after being honored by firefighters from as far as Washington state. Walsh was married with three children under the age of 10. He was buried alongside his father, also a firefighter.