(13HWAM) Webster, N.Y.--The celebration portion of Webster's Volunteer Firemen's Parade would have to wait.
Two tribute horses walked slowly down Ridge Road, each carrying a firemen's jacket of the two who were killed during the Christmas Eve shooting in West Webster.
"We want to keep their memory alive and we want to keep it alive for years to come," said Craig Akins, Chief of the Webster Fire Department.
Hundreds lined the streets, watching as the horses passed. Just behind the horses, were family members of the two firemen who died, Tomasz Kaczowka and Michael Chiapperini.
"This is very much what Webster is all about," said Douglas Hammack, a Webster resident.
More than 130 uniformed marching units were scheduled to be part of the parade, according to Akins. Some came from nearby stations in Penfield, others from Canada.
"Just to see the community supporting the fire department, it was just really, really emotional," said Amanda Garman, also of Webster.