Memorial Monday – Strand Theatre Fire

Memorial Monday

Incident Date: March 10, 1941
Department: Brockton Fire Department (Massachusetts)
Number of Line-of-Duty Deaths: 13

In the early morning hours of March 10, 1941, 13 Brockton firefighters were killed and an additional 20 were injured while fighting a fire in the Strand Theatre, located in downtown Brockton. Firefighters were operating in the balcony area struggling to open the heavy plaster walls when the roof collapsed. Twelve firefighters died at the scene. A thirteenth firefighter was rescued but succumbed to his injuries within days of the fire.

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More About Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday is established to remember the sacrifice of firefighters who died in the line of duty before the National Memorial was created in 1981. On the last Monday of every month, a firefighter, or groups of firefighters, will be remembered through information located about the firefighter and their sacrifice.