Memorial Weekend

Save the Date for the 2023 Memorial Weekend – May 6 – 7, 2023


The 41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
was held October 8 – 9, 2022

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Photos by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Family Day
Photos by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Returning Family Dinner
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery
Photos by Claudia Garner for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photo by Heather Staley for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Returning Family Dinner
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photo by Heather Staley for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Candlelight Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Candlelight Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Returning Family Dinner
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Candlelight Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Candlelight Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery
Photos by Claudia Garner for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Family Day
Photos by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Candlelight Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Red Helmet Ride
Photos by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Red Helmet Ride
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Candlelight Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photos by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
Each year, 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 in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Other Related News:

Watch the 2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Watch the 2022 National Fallen Firefighters Candlelight Service

Congressional Flag Ceremony Honors 148 Fallen Firefighters

On Thursday, September 29, leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus presented 148 American flags flown over the U.S. Capitol to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Landmarks Lit for Firefighters

Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

Light your landmarks, fire departments, and homes in red during Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters on October 2 – 9, 2022.

Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters 2020

Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters

Bells will ring from as a grateful nation pauses on October 9, 2022 to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2021 and previous years.

Memorial Weekend - Thursday

Thursday Events

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

Memorial Weekend - Saturday

Friday Events

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

Memorial Weekend - Saturday

Saturday Events

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

Memorial Weekend - Sunday

Sunday Events

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

It’s Good to Be Back

Following a year of reduced, postponed, and virtual events brought on by the COVID pandemic, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend marked its 40th anniversary October 2-3 by returning to an in-person event in Emmitsburg, Maryland, honoring 215 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2020 and 2019 and in previous years.

» View Photos from the 2021 National Memorial Weekend «

Watch 2021 Memorial Service


Watch 2021 Candlelight Service


Watch Hero Tributes