Like Us On Facebook! Kingsville, MD Independence Day Parade

At the triangle of Jerusalem, Bradshaw and Bel Air Roads Kingsville, Maryland

Held Annually for 38 Years

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018

 

NO RAIN DATE

2018 Theme:

Being Grateful for Our Nation is Cause for Celebration!

2018 Grand Marshal

Mr. Logan Kurek

Every year, the Parade honors an individual (or occasionally, individuals) who exhibit the grass-roots ideals the parade exemplifies of service to the community, devotion to family, and love of country. A Grand Marshal is nominated by members of the community and is honored on Parade Day by leading the Parade in a convertible and by official recognition from the reviewing stand and in the Parade Book.

We are proud to introduce Logan Kurek, the Grand Marshal of the 2018 Kingsville Independence Day Parade. Mr. Kurek is a member of the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company who lives nearby in Perry Hall.

23 year-old Mr. Kurek graduated from Calvert Hall College in 2013, and from Stevenson University with a degree in Business Administration. He joined the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department in 2014, rising to member in 2015. He currently works for Zeffert and Gold Catering while also coaching football for Calvert Hall. This past May, he received a conditional offer to join the Baltimore County Fire Department.

But that’s not the whole story.

On May 21, 2018. Baltimore County Police Office Amy Caprio was dispatched on a call for a suspicious vehicle on Linwen Way in Perry Hall, just in front of Mr. Kurek’s house. In the course of performing her duties, Officer Caprio was gravely injured. In the spirit of community service which characterizes the volunteer fire service, which is exemplified by Mr. Kurek, he went out of his house, saw the officer injured in the street, and, in his words, “started CPR, as I'm trained to do.”

This selfless service to others, performed daily, sometimes, as in this case, in the face of unknown danger, is why we are honoring Mr. Kurek. While we honor and thank Mr. Kurek for his specific act of heroism, we also honor and thank all volunteer firefighters whose 24 hour vigilantism protects our lives and property daily.