IMAGES: Cherry Tree Dedicated to Fallen Boston Firefighters

A tree dedication ceremony was held Thursday to remember two Boston firefighters who died in the line of duty five years ago while fighting a 9-alarm blaze in the city's Back Bay neighborhood.

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Lt. Edward Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy.
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The Garden Club of the Back Bay dedicated a cherry tree on Beacon Street to fallen firefighters Lt. Edward J. Walsh, Jr. and Michael Kennedy. Forty-three-year-old Walsh and 33-year-old Kennedy were killed on March 26, 2014.
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Kathy Crosby-Bell, mother of Kennedy (left) speaks with Sherley Smith, president of the Garden Club of the Back Bay.
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Boston Fire Department chaplain John Unni blesses the tree with holy water.
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Kennedy's mother, Crosby-Bell, is comforted by Boston firefighter and International Association of Firefighters Union official Edward Kelly.
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Walsh's mother, Joan, and Crosby-Bell embrace at the tree dedicated to their sons.
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A plaque at the base of the tree to honor Walsh and Kennedy.
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Boston fire officials observing a moment of silence.
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh high fiving fallen firefighter Walsh's daughter Morgan.
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From left, fallen firefighter Walsh's niece Carolyn Marie Malone, his mother Joan Walsh, and his daughter Morgan Walsh.
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Mayor Walsh hugging Kathy Crosby-Bell.
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