Fallen Philly firefighters laid to rest

Hundreds of firefighters from across the U.S. and Canada paid last respects to Firefighter Sweeney and Neary

By Rita Giordano and Jeremy Roebuck
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — On a clear spring morning almost silent save for the sound of birdsong, the firefighters — hundreds and hundreds of them on Rhawn Street in Fox Chase — stood like a dark-blue wall of solace waiting for the casket of fallen Firefighter Daniel Sweeney.

Across the street, outside St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, students from Bishop McDevitt High School decked out in blue uniforms of their own were also waiting.

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