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Hundreds of people have honored two fallen firefighters in a solemn ceremony at Boston's City Hall Plaza.

Lt. Edward Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy died when they were fighting a fire in a brownstone apartment building in the back bay area on Wednesday.

Mayor Martin Walsh was among the speakers.......

  Bagpipers played the hymn ``Amazing Grace'' as the red flag of the Boston Fire Department, and the blue flag of the Frefighters' Union, were raised. 

A minute of silence was observed by the crowd that included some family members of the men who died.

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