Although we will not be together in Emmitsburg this fall for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, it is critical that we show our Fire Hero Families and firefighters that our nation will always honor and remember its heroes. Even during these extraordinary times, we find comfort and hope in coming together to support one another. This fall, communities can join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation for the tribute to firefighters who died in the line of duty while protecting our neighborhoods.
During this annual tribute, communities, faith congregations, and fire departments ring their bells on the weekend of the national tribute for fallen firefighters. In 2020, we again invite you to participate in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters on October 3 – 4, 2020.
“Every year, Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters begins the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Although we cannot gather in Emmitsburg, we will unite as a nation to salute those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities. This annual tradition will continue to honor our nation’s heroes and let their families know that their beloved firefighter will always be remembered,” said Troy Markel, Chairman of the Board of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
On Sunday, October 4, the lives of 82 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 21 firefighters who died in previous years will be honored during America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters online at 10:00 am (EDT), when the bells of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel will toll for our nation’s heroes.
Ring out in respect of our fallen firefighters and in support of their families by joining us for Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters. Find resources and sign up at www.bellsacrossamerica.com and visit weekend.firehero.org to learn more about America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters.
- America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters
- View the 2020 Roll of Honor
- Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters
- Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters
- More Ways to Honor the Fallen
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- COVID-19 Does Not Stop Us from Honoring Our Nation’s Fallen Firefighters
- Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to Shine Bright in 2020
- 2020 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Update
- The NFFF is Working Closely with its Partners to Make a Determination on the 2020 Memorial Weekend