Memorial Weekend

2017 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: October 7 – 8, 2017

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.

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

Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

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

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

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

Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Claudia Garner for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

Wreath Laying – Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Joe Summers for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

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

Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Claudia Garner for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

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

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

Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Green 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 National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

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

Family Day
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

Family Day
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

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

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

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

Chapel Vigil
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Chapel Vigil
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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

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

Chapel Vigil
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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


The 2018 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend –
October 6 – 7, 2018

Thursday Events

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

Friday Events

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.

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