Memorial Weekend

39th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

39th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

A Message from the Chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Board of Directors

Our volunteers, staff and Board of Directors evaluated many options to continue the tradition of gathering in front of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial this October. While we are disappointed to postpone the 2020 Memorial Weekend events, it is important to know that the nation’s fallen firefighters will not be forgotten. On October 4, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will broadcast a National Tribute to honor America’s Fallen Firefighters.

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2019 Wreath Laying - Arlington National Cemetery

Thursday Events

Returning Families begin to arrive and prepare to greet and support new families.

Friday Events

Friday is a travel day for our new families and members of the fire service from across the U.S.

Saturday Events

Saturday is Family Day which include small group sessions, family activities, and a Candlelight Service.

Sunday Events

Thousands honor fallen firefighters during the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

The Previous National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

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.

More About the Memorial Weekend:

» Read the 2019 Remembrance Book
» 2019 Roll of Honor
» 2019 Flag Raising at the Memorial
» Other Memorial Weekend Coverage


Chapel Vigil
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Service
Photo by Jillian Stewart for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Day
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Weekend Behind the Scenes
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Red Helmet Ride
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Day
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Day
Photo by Heather Staley for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Dinner
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Service
Photo by Jillian Stewart for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Wreath Laying - Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Day
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Returning Family Dinner
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Returning Family Dinner
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Candlelight Service
Photo by Jillian Stewart for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Day
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Service
Photo by Jillian Stewart for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Dinner
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Wreath Laying - Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family Day
Photo by Jillian Stewart for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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