Mass held to honor first responders

Hundreds of officers, firefighters and EMS officials from throughout Fairfield County were given a special blessing Sunday.

Hundreds of officers, firefighters and EMS officials from throughout Fairfield County were given a special blessing Sunday.

Hundreds of officers, firefighters and EMS officials from throughout Fairfield County were given a special blessing Sunday. (9/13/15)

NORWALK - Hundreds of officers, firefighters and EMS officials from throughout Fairfield County were given a special blessing Sunday.

First responders and their family members attended the 14th annual Blue Mass.

The Mass was a tradition that started after the Sept. 11 attacks.  

It is held in churches throughout Connecticut. The ceremonies honor the work of those men and women and also give their families a chance to pray for their safety on the job.

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