Boston Fire Department
PATRICK J. KENNEDY MEDAL
MEDAL OF HONOR
ORDERED: That the United States Treasury Bonds aggregating $2200 in par value and presently tendered to the City of Boston by the Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy for the purpose of establishing in memory of his late father, Patrick J. Kennedy, who served as Fire Commissioner of the City of Boston in 1905, the Patrick J. Kennedy Medal of Honor Fund, income thereof to be used for a medal, to be known as the Patrick J. Kennedy Medal of Honor which shall be awarded annually by the Mayor, on recommendation of the Fire Commissioner, to a member of the fire fighting force of the Boston Fire Department who has performed an act of outstanding heroism in connection with his duties as such member, be, and the same hereby are, accepted with gratitude and funded as the Patrick J. Kennedy Medal of Honor Fund, the income thereof to be used as aforesaid; and
FURTHER ORDERED:That the City Treasurer be, and he hereby is, authorized to receive and receipt for said bonds in the name and behalf of the city.
The City Council September 10, 1951. Passed.
Approved by the Mayor, September 11, 1951."
The first Patrick J. Kennedy Medal of Honor was awarded for an heroic act performed in 1950.
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