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U.S. Landmarks and Fire Departments to Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

Bank of America Plaza
Dallas, Texas

LAX Pylons
Los Angeles, California

Ontario Convention Center
Ontario, California

One Liberty Place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

One Bryant Park
New York, New York

The Capital Wheel
National Harbor, Maryland

Henley Street Bridge
Knoxville, Tennessee

Duke Energy Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

Prudential Tower
Boston, Massachusetts

Maryland House
Annapolis, Maryland

One World Trade Center
New York, New York

Terminal Tower
Cleveland, Ohio

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel
Emmitsburg, MD

Zakim Bridge
Boston, Massachusetts

TD Garden
Boston, Massachusetts

IBM Building
Honolulu, Hawaii

Kenneth Burns Bridge
Worcester, Massachusetts

IPL Building
Indianapolis, IN

4 Times Square
New York, New York

Ben Franklin Bridge
Camden, New Jersey

Helmsley Building
New York, New York

One World Trade Center
New York, New York

Nearly everyone knows a firefighter. They’re our family, friends and co-workers. They respond to a stranger’s call for help without hesitation, and serve with pride and compassion. They’re our community heroes. When a firefighter dies in the line of duty, an entire community grieves.

As dusk turns to dark during the first weekend of October, more than 80 iconic buildings, landmarks and fire departments across the country will glow in respect to the fallen and their families for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters. Participants include One World Trade Center in New York City, the Miami Tower in Miami, the Willis Tower in Chicago, LAX in Los Angeles, and the Bank of America Plaza in Dallas. This nationwide lighting is part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, October 6 and 7, in Emmitsburg, Maryland and sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

“We hope that this magnificent display of lights throughout the country will allow the families of the fallen to see that the nation is with them in spirit as they reflect on cherished times with their firefighters,” explained Chief Dennis Compton, Chairman of the Board of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

On Sunday, October 7, the lives of 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died in previous years will be honored during the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. A bronze plaque bearing the names of the fallen will be officially added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. These firefighters will also be remembered in a special Candlelight Service on Saturday, October 6 at 6:30 pm. (ET).

For a complete list of lightings, please visit www.firehero.org/light-the-night. For more information about the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, go to weekend.firehero.org.

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