Memorial Weekend

41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Will be Held October 8-9, 2022

Due to factors beyond our control, we decided not to change the date of the National Memorial as it had been previously announced. The Memorial Weekend will be held in-person on the grounds of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.


40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
October 2 – 3, 2021

Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.

National Memorial to Honor Fallen Fire Heroes

America’s fallen fire heroes, who died in the line of duty, were honored at the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, October 2-3, 2021. The names of 215 firefighters became a permanent part of the National Memorial in honor of their sacrifices.

Arlington National Cemetery – Wreath Laying
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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“I was there to honor my hero Todd Lanthrip this year. Very touching services. Thank you, NFFF, for what you do for us that’s left behind.”

Returning Family Dinner
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Arlington National Cemetery – Wreath Laying
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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“I was deeply moved by the support and love from the firefighters at the airport when we arrived at the hotel and the wonderful staff of NFFF. Thank you for all you do.”

Family Day
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

National Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

National 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 Rowe for the 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

Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Arlington National Cemetery – Wreath Laying
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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“This was an amazing experience and one that I will never forget, I wouldn’t change a thing. It made my heart very happy!!”

Red Helmet Ride
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Rowe 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

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“Everyone made this the most impactful event of my life and I am so grateful.”

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

National Memorial Service
Photo by Dan Gross for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

Arlington National Cemetery – Wreath Laying
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Arlington National Cemetery – Wreath Laying
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

National Memorial Service
Photo by Dan Gross for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

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“Receiving the folded flag for my little brother was such an honor.”

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“My son and I are in awe of what you and the people at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation were able to accomplish for so many families.”

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

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

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“I couldn’t even ask for my beautiful service it was absolutely perfect, and the weather was perfect, and all the volunteers were awesome.”

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Learn More About the Firefighters Honored This Year
2021 Roll of Honor | 2020 Roll of Honor

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Be Part of the 2021 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
2020 Roll of Honor

2020 Roll of Honor

Read the 2020 Roll of Honor to learn more about the firefighters who died in 2019 and in previous years who will be honored.

2020 Roll of Honor

2021 Roll of Honor

Read the 2021 Roll of Honor to learn more about the firefighters who died in 2020 and in previous years who will be honored.

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 September 26 – October 3, 2021.

Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters 2020

Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters

Bells will ring from as a grateful nation pauses on October 4, 2020 to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2019 and previous years.

Watch 2021 Candlelight Service

Watch Hero Tributes