On Saturday May 21 2016, retired firefighters who served at Arlington Virginia’s historic Fire Station 8 in the Hall’s Hill neighborhood were honored at an event at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Honorees included Capt. Hartman Reed, Julian Syphax and Carl Cooper, who remembered the challenges of being African-American firefighters in the pre-civil rights era.

This video was produced by Arlington TV. The run time is 1 hour, 30 min. and 26 secs.