Today, the term “Thin Red Line” is a symbol used by fire departments to show respect for firefighters injured and killed in the line of duty. As firefighters are periled, they place their lives second to those they protect. They are forced to face their own fears and grasp for every ounce of courage to perform the necessary task. “The Thin Red Line of Courage” represents the last ounce of courage firefighters find deep in their blood to conquer their darkest fears in order to save and protect life and property.
For firefighters, their friends, and family, The Thin Red Line Flag is full of meaning. One that we only know because of hundreds of years of blood, sweat, and tears. If you’d like to learn more about Patriot Wood’s wood version of the Thin Red Line Flag.