Gretna Rescue Squad honored for 50 years

Many members of Gretna Fire and Rescue turned out Thursday to be on hand when Delegate Les Adams presented a congressional resolution in honor of 50 years of service to the Gretna Rescue Squad. 

“I appreciate volunteers who will help their community especially in rural Virginia,” he said. 

The House Joint Resolution No. 1067 from the Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly commended the squad on its service. 

Its history dates back to August 29, 1968 when 23 members of the community met at an American Legion post to discuss the growing need for a rescue squad after the local funeral home discontinued ambulance services at the end of the year. 

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