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The procession is underway and the service at Reliant Stadium is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with the prelude by musicians of the Houston Symphony. Here is the order of the service as released yesterday:
- National Anthem by Kelley Peters
- Master of Ceremony Remarks by Michael Mire, Captain, Houston Fire Department
- Opening Prayer by His Eminence Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, Cardinal-Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
- Musical Selection by the Brentwood Baptist Church Choir
- Mayor of Houston Address by The Honorable Annise Parker
- Messages by Tony Rocha, On behalf of the Renaud Family; Ian S. Kim, On behalf of the Bebee Family
- Musical Selection by the Musicians of The Houston Symphony
- Messages by Nicole Garner, On behalf of the Garner Family; Mary Moore Sullivan, On behalf of the Sullivan Family
- Fire Chief Address by Terry Garrison, Fire Chief, Houston Fire Department
- Fire Chief Terry Garrison will present the American Flag honoring our fallen fire fighters to the Renaud, Bebee, Garner and Sullivan families. These flags have been provided by U.S. Congressman Gene Green (D-Texas), U.S. Congressman John Culberson (R-Texas), U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and U.S. Congressman Pete Olson (R-Texas) who had the flags flown over the United States Capital on May 31, 2013.
- Firefighters Address by Jeff Caynon, President, Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 341
- Address by International Association of Firefighters Thomas H. Miller, General Secretary-Treasure
- After IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer Miller delivers his comments, he will be joined by IAFF District Vice President Sandy McGhee and Houston Professional Fire Fighters President Jeff Caynon to present the IAFF Medal of Honor to the Renaud, Bebee, Garner and Sullivan families.
- Honor Companies Tribute
- The Final Alarm Bell Ceremony by the Houston Fire Department Honor Guard
- Closing Prayer by His Eminence Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, Cardinal-Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
- Musical Selection (Amazing Grace) by the Houston Fire Department Pipes and Drums
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