In memory of San Francisco Fire Department Lieutenant Vincent Perez and Firefighter - Paramedic Anthony Valero who were fatally injured while fighting a house fire on June 2 2011 , Coit Tower was bathed in red light. Coit Tower exists in great part due to a bequeathment by Lillie Hitchcock Coit (1842 - 1929), a wealthy wacky woman of San Francisco who greatly admired the Fire Department. It is probably no small coincidence Coit Tower greatly resembles the nozzle of a firehouse.
RIP, Firemen, and thank you for your hard work and dedication. Your sacrifice won't be forgotten.