Memorial Weekend

33rd Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: October 11–12, 2014

Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.


National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend


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First event on Capitol West Lawn pays tribute to Fallen Firefighters

For the first time, the nation’s annual tribute to our fallen fire fighters will begin against the backdrop of the United States Capitol. On Wednesday, September 10 at 2:00 pm, leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus will present 107 American flags flown over the U.S Capitol to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. These flags will be given to surviving relatives at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on October 12th in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
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