Returning Survivor Schedule

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery
Honor Guard members and returning survivors will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Bus transportation will be provided.
Arlington National Cemetery

Friday, October 6, 2017

Weekend Registration
Returning Survivors can register for Weekend events and receive your credentials at the family hotel.
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Family Hotel Complex

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Family Day Activities

  • Sign the special remembering banner for returning families.
  • Take a walking tour of the beautiful campus, including the monument, the Walk of Honor, the 9/11 statue, and the nearby Seton Shrine grounds.

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Family Hotel Complex & NETC Campus

Returning Survivors Chapel Vigil
Spend a few quiet moments in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel on Saturday morning. Light a candle and place a rose in honor of your firefighter.
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel

Family Lunch
Lunch for families will be served at the Family Hotel Complex.
Family Hotel Complex

Red Helmet Ride
Before dinner, you can watch the parade of bikers riding in tribute to the fallen firefighters. A brief wreath-laying service will take place at the national monument.
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NETC Campus

Family Dinner
Dinner for families and fire service escorts will be served in the campus dining hall.
NETC Campus

Candlelight Service
Families describe this beautiful evening service as a highlight of the Weekend. Talented survivors and firefighters provide music, and a candle is lit in honor of each firefighter being honored.
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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sea of Blue
When you arrive on campus, members of the fire service will stand at attention in your honor as you pass through the Sea of Blue.
NETC Campus

Memorial Service
This public ceremony is the official national tribute to America’s fallen firefighters, and including a traditional honor guard and bagpiper procession. During the ceremony, each family receives an American flag. The service concludes with the unveiling of the plaque listing the names of the honored fallen fire heroes.
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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial