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  1. Never forget my brothers and sisters in the fire service

    – Christopher barnett
  2. Sid, this year you will turn 60 years old on October 8, and Matt is turning 25 on October 12. You served your community Sid and gave your life fighting a house fire. Matt has followed in your boots, and on his birthday is the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, where he will be an escort. It all comes together on that day. I sure miss you and wish you were here to see both our sons growing into young men. I love you! Bonnie

    – Bonnie Hall
  3. May God Bless and watch over you and your families.

    – Jim Krause
  4. On behalf of all the members of the Fire Wife Sisterhood at FirefighterWife.com, we are honored to be part of the fire service family and organizations like NFFF. It is in these moments that we are truly reminded of the blessing of our firefighters returning home each day. And also of the strong fire community we are blessed to be a part of who take care of the families those who have moved on to a better world. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families of fallen firefighters this weekend and always. Lori Mercer, Founder of FirefighterWife.com

    Lori Mercer
  5. RIP, Your brothers and sisters have it from here

    – Denise
  6. Thank you, for your service and
    Ultimate Sacrifice!! Praying for the families and the Fire Fighter Familes!!

    – Sandi Jones (Buchman)
  7. R.I.P all my fallen brothers and sisters who passed away in 2013, god called you home to join his fire dept. In heaven! N

    – Ezria Miller
  8. Bless all our Brothers and Sisters in the Fire service Especially the Fallen

    – Matthew Koch
  9. As Americans, and Veterans may we “Never forget all Our Nations Fallen Firefighters” for they all are “Our Brothers and Sisters” May we always ” Remember them in Our Daily Prayers”, For God And Country, “We salute Them “!!!

    Lawrence W. Orvis
  10. Cyrus Reed – another fallen hero who will be remembered in our hearts and prayers forever.

    – Gary Williams
  11. Sleep easy. May peace find your families. Your brothers and sisters have it from here.

    – Kristina Stover
  12. HONOR – DUTY – RESPECT MAY WE NEVER FORGET

    – Timothy Melton
  13. But sound aloud the praises, and give the victor-crown
    To our noble-hearted Firemen, who fear not danger’s frown.
    ~Frederic G.W. Fenn, “Ode to our Firemen,” 1878

    – Suzette Chavez
  14. this Maine (u.s.a.) V.F.F. Stands,Salutes,and Prays for our fallen Brothers and Sisters. also praying for their families.AMEN!

    – warren
  15. God Bless all of the men and women that have lost their lives protecting ours. God Bless our
    Granite Mountain Hot Shots from Prescott, Arizona. Your sacrifices will never be forgotten. Your family’s will always be in our prayers. Prayers are sent to everyone that has lost a loved one. May you find peace and the strength to move on with your lives. Brendon M. your service,bravery and
    integrity will never be forgotten. God Bless you.

    – Sandra Rogers

    – Sandra Rogers
  16. A quote from my local paper The Inyo Register, Bishop, CA
    “Firemen never die, they just burn forever in the hearts of people whose lives they saved” Susan Diane Murphree
    Keeping all Fallen Heroes in my Heart & Prayers.
    Cindy

    – Cindy Schlick
  17. Remembering Josh Earley and Johnathan “Goose” Sapp

    – Chuck Greene
  18. May God Bless all of You. And let us not Forget and always Remember those of Our Loved ones and Friends who served in the Line Of Duty and gone on to Glory.

    – Kevin Nichols
  19. Jeff It’s been 3 years. Miss you today and every day. May god bless you. Love Mom and Dad

    – Richard Burgin
  20. Thanks for all the sacrifices you all have made to keep the rest of us safe. You run in where others run out. So many gone too soon.
    Remembering the Granite Mountain, Storm King, Dude and all those who gave all..each and every one. Your legacy lives on

    – Diane. Cochrane
  21. Chief Jamie A. Peite , Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure…You are loved beyond words,and missed beyond measure…Love your Family!!!

    – Lara Peite
  22. Kevin, you were taken from us way too soon!! You and Daddy may not be here in the physical world, but there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t think about you both. Love and miss you both tremendously!!!
    Your loving sister,
    Maureen

    – Maureen J. Bristol
  23. I am so very proud to call you my father, dad you are my hero.

    – Lisa Strohman - Schutz
  24. To honor all firefighters…past and present
    For those who have given their lives, we will never forget.

    – Sharon Baretta
  25. Dear Matt I miss you every day your beautiful smile,The love you shared with your girls.your kind heart.God Bless You! I Love You, Mom

    – Grace Ambelas
  26. Dear God, through the intercession of our patron, Saint Florian, have mercy on the souls of our comrades who have made the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duty, and on all who have gone before us after years of faithful discharge of their responsibilities which now rest on ourselves. Give us Grace to prepare each day for our own summons to Thy tribunal of justice. Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. Withersoever Thou callest me, I am ready to go. Merciful Father of all men, save my from all bodily harm, if it be Thy will, but above all, help me to be loyal and true, respectful and honorable, obedient and valiant. Thus fortified by virtue, I shall have no fear, for I shall then belong to Thee and shall never be separated from Thee. Amen.

    – Lt. Evan Brazunas
  27. May the Grace of God protect you all.

    – Roberta Kelly
  28. God speed to all of you!! We will continue to carry on our day to day until we can all sit down and have that Sunday breakfast at Gods table together!!

    – Cliff Capps
  29. Terry Wayne Jacobs (aka Jake)– an incredibly intelligent, talented & thoughtful man, with an infectious smile who loved to recite crazy colloquialisms.
    Though type rated & very skilled in various aircraft, a mechanical failure in the CH54A placed him and his Co-Pilot Pantchenko into God’s arms.
    But family & friends all know how fortunate he was to die doing the two things he loved most – flying and helping others.
    Ter will always remain the only man who totally stole my heart and though I miss him every day, I feel so blessed to have had him in my life.
    My thanks to all of those brave men and women who fight fires every day and to those who are now shining above us.

    – June Donze Morgan
  30. We miss you more everyday.
    Love Dad & Mom

    – Linda Dickman
  31. We miss you everyday.. David Anderson, aka CHIEF 5, our social butterfly….
    Love always and forever….Barb, Michelle & Brittany

    – Barbara Anderson
  32. for all you have given, we thank you…. for all your loved ones we offer comfort and prayers…

    – Donna B Barr
  33. Thinking of you all. I will never forget. My dad is there from 2010 – LeRoy Kemp, from NY

    – Pam Mott
  34. Arthur Leroy Pearson was my brother in-law who passed away while on a emergency call in Ogden, Ks. He is survived by his wife and three children.
    We all love and miss him very much.
    R.I.P. Leroy.

    – Lourina Maxey
  35. Blessed are those that have given their lives for others.

    Jeff Carter
  36. Captain Thomas Trevino Araguz II – your widow has fought courageously over five years to preserve your marriage and legacy as proud man. You are missed, and your bravery will not be lost in history. You left an indelible mark on so many lives – and you were my son, in heart.

    – Sheri Bockelman
  37. Robert (Henderson), it’s been 10 1/2 years since you left us in that house fire. You truly climbed that Stairway to Heaven. We think of you and miss you every day. You’re a Grandfather now to an adorable little boy. Your two boys are in College at the University of Wyoming. Your daughter is doing well in High School. I know you’re watching over all of them. We’re all grateful to have had you in our lives as long as we did, although it was far too short. We are so proud of you and grateful for the NFFF and all the fire service continues to do for us. We love you, Mom & Gary

    Katy Smith
  38. My Uncle George Underwood is being honored this year. Love and miss you! And thank you to all of the others and their families. ??❤️????

    – Mylena Bigford
  39. Richie Weisse (St. James Fire Department) ,
    You served as an inspiration to the young generation. You served the St. James community with dedication, commitment and love. Your contributions to the fire department will be long-lasting. You made a positive difference! Rest in Peace Brother!

    Dave Fischler

    – Dave Fischler
  40. God Bless you & your loved ones for all that you have given
    Rest In Pease.

    – Sarah
  41. God Bless the families, departments and communities of those fallen.

    – Ben Wexler
  42. Thank you to all who have given of your service and love. Our grandson Michael Dale “Mikey” Garrett
    served with a great group of people. And today he is still with a great group of men and women who lovingly served their community. We will never forget Mikey, but know that he is in God’s care with his brothers and sisters who served.

    – Joe and Nancy J Scardina
  43. Roger D. Snyder – 12/28/1936 – 11/19/1988
    Love you Daddy and miss you. I think of you often.
    He loved to serve his community any way he could.

    – Mary Nabors
  44. We will always miss you Mikey! Please watch over us and all the other survivor families. May all Rest In Peace.

    – Andrea Jo McMillion
  45. Mike, Your daughter and I miss you very much this past 10 years + 5 months. We will never forget the loving and caring person that you were while you were here with us. Hugs and kisses. Your loving wife of 20+years, Teresa Childress

    – Teresa Childress
  46. Artie treon you were a good friend and neighbor you were blessing to our community rest and watch over us . Miss you buddy John Ulerick

    – John Ulerick
  47. Lt Ricky Thurman fd 407 Swainsboro Fire Department. 27 yrs of service. Ricky the kids and I miss you so much. We LOVE you. We think and talk about you every day. Love you forever. Watch over your fire brothers that are still here with us. Love your wife (of 25 yrs Terry) and kids(Joseph and August).

    – Terry Thurman
  48. On the 8th of this month was 15 years since I lost my best friend, my hero, my dad. I was 19 when he was taken. I had never experienced the loss of losing a loved one before. I had a extremely hard time. And then 9/11 happened. The one thing that helped me understand why is what my aunt said. Honey God knew this was going to happen. And he needed your dad’s help for all those victims. Without question he would put his hand out to help. Every year on his day I send a white balloon with a letter writen on it and I send it up heaven. Dad is miss you so very much. My heart still aches like it did 15 years ago. Growing up i didn’t have a actress or super hero idol. Because I had him. It’s amazing how one person from a very small town could touch thousands of hearts. Thank you to this site, thank you for forgetting my hero. Allan mac marriott. Love you always mandatoast.

    – Amanda Hartman
  49. WE WILL NEVER FORGET. FIREFIGHTERS HAVE COMRADERY, STRENGTH, INTEGRITY, AND A WANT TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITY AND EACH OTHER. LOVE MY BROTHER AND SISTERS.

    – Lisa McCarthy
  50. I have never – and hope to never – lost anyone to fire. However, my deepest sympathy and respect goes out to those who have friends and/or family who have fallen. Thank you to all who walk the red line!

    – Ryan de Vereaux
  51. ” No greater love than a man give his life for his friends.” SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS FIRE DEPARTMENT

    – GLEN FARABEE
  52. Thank you for making this fallen fire fighters wall and having my Great grandfather’s name on this wall it means so much to our family. If we would have known his name was on it, we would have been there when it opened! I just wish my Grandfather was alive to see it. He lost his Father when he was 15 months old he never got to know him. My son is a fire fighter. We are planning a trip up to see with my Dad (his Grandfather was Amos Willits) and my Grandkids. On behalf of the Willits family thank you again.
    Susan Willits Tecmire

    – Susan Tecmire
  53. I grew up in the profession and joined it later in life. My thoughts and prayers are with families whose loved ones made that ultimate choice and loved every minute of it even when a call went bad. Hugs to all family members and friends on this coming Memorial year. Stay strong and know your loved one will never be forgotten.

    – Heather Thomas
  54. It has been 17 yrs since my brother Michael Pizinger’s name was added to the wall. Seems like yesterday. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of and miss him. Thank you for all that you do.

    – Karen Barnhill
  55. On behalf of all the employees of Streamlight, Inc., we are honored to support the families and surviving colleagues of fallen firefighters through our sponsorship of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s programs. We are humbled by the risks firefighters take every day to do their jobs, and thank all who have given their service.

    Streamlight, Inc.
  56. R.I.P my fellow firefighters!!!

    – Susan Hutchison
  57. In rememberance of Captain franck Tremaine – I am forever grateful for everything that you taught me, for the hours you spent training me and teaching me what it meant to be a firefighter. I could never be where I am at today without your mentoring and knowledge. Not a day goes by without thinking of you brother. Rest easy my friend, we will take it from here. RFB 6303

    Cody Martinsen
  58. Mom it’s been 12 years since you passed away. I love and miss you so much!!
    Barbara Bordenkircher 620

    – Jessica Bordenkircher
  59. In memory of my Mom Barbara Bordenkircher. Love and miss you so much. Wickliff fire department #620!!

    – Michelle Denny
  60. Miss you more with each passing day son. We will be thinking of and praying for all those being honored this Memorial weekend and their families. On October 8th we will celebrate your namesake “Jamie Rose” on her 1st birthday and our hearts will be with our survivor family members volunteering & attending Memorial weekend -NEVER FORGET OUR FALLEN AND ALL OUR FIRE SERVICE FAMILY

    – pat kampmeyer
  61. Love Always Mom& Dad

    – Jack & Pat Kampmeyer
  62. Brian Munz- It’s been 8 years. Your family, friends, and fellow firemen miss you everyday! You would be so proud of the new Brian J. Munz Safety Complex! It has a wonderful training center. Also remembering all those who have given their life in the line of duty. Love, Mom

    – Karen Munz
  63. Remembering the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots and all those lost. RIP

    – Erica
  64. Rest easy we will take it from here.

    – Gregory baumgardner
  65. To those that made the ultimate sacrafice.. We thank you. Gone but never forgotten as memories of you will live on forever. John P. Kelly 2010 Tarrytown NY.. Our hero today tomorrow forever

    – Cindy Tuttle
  66. You were always the bravest and the best- never forgotten, always Loved.

    – deborah rickenbach
  67. Lt. Jamison Kampmeyer, gone but not forgotten. Miss you every day. Keep shinning down on us.

    – Joe & Lin Mueller
  68. Prayers for all the family in attendance to this years memorial. It will be a weekend you will never forget. My daddy Charles Goff name went on the wall last night year. Love and miss you everyday daddy.

    – April
  69. FF Kelly L Page LODD 9/14/07. The girls and I miss you each and every day. You would be so proud of the three young women they are becoming!

    – Katie Page
  70. In memory of those we’ve lost, we fight on. RIP Charles McKenzie, West Van Lear (KY) Fire Department

    – Melinda Robinson Charles
  71. I miss you dad, you may be gonna but you influence so many decisions I make everyday. You taught me to be tough and strong, you taught me to be independent. I love you so much and I miss you every single day dad!

    – Breanna Zielinski
  72. I miss you dad, you may be gonna but you influence so many decisions I make everyday. You taught me to be tough and strong, you taught me to be independent. I love you so much and I miss you every single day dad!

    – Breanna Zielinski
  73. In honor of a dear friend, Garry Rose. You are missed more than you know. You were always there when I need a friend and you always answered the call when able. I can’t count the times you responded when I called for help and you always checked on me before you cleared the hospital. Thank you for your dedication and service. Rest In Peace my friend.

    – Patricia Wilson
  74. “To save a life, is to risk a life” all of us who here mourning a loss will ever more be grateful of your sacrifice. I lift up a special prayer in honor of all who have given the ultimate sacrifice to a fight for a cause so near and dear to the fire service’s heart. “A fire is everyone’s fight.”

    – Roberta Kelly
  75. In honor of a dear friend, Ex-Chief Joseph Edward Bove, III. You are missed more than you know especially by all your brothers at the Spotswood Fire Department. You served as an inspiration to the younger generation.Words can’t express how much it meant especially to me when you knocked on my door to help me as Chief. It meant more than you will ever know. Your contributions to the fire department will be long-lasting. You would be so proud of your wife Renata, and your children Joe, Anthony, and Jacqueline who continue to try and survive without you each and every day. We keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your dedication and service. Rest In Peace my dear friend and brother! Thank you to the National Fallen Firefighters for all they do for these families and all who walk the red line!

    – William Andren
  76. On behalf of the members of the Walton Fire Dept., we send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of our fallen brothers and sisters. We’ve got your watch from here brothers and sisters.

    – Tyler Jett
  77. In memory of my father (Christopher Hilden) who had a massive heart attack fighting a fire November 5, 1989 at the age of 41. You will never be forgotten and you are sorely missed deeply. Love your daughter..Kristine Hilden

    – Kristine Hilden
  78. Dear God, through the intercession of our patron, Saint Florian, have mercy on the souls of our comrades who have made the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duty, and on all who have gone before us after years of faithful discharge of their responsibilities which now rest on ourselves. Give us Grace to prepare each day for our own summons to Thy tribunal of justice. Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. Withersoever Thou callest me, I am ready to go. Merciful Father of all men, save my from all bodily harm, if it be Thy will, but above all, help me to be loyal and true, respectful and honorable, obedient and valiant. Thus fortified by virtue, I shall have no fear, for I shall then belong to Thee and shall never be separated from Thee. Amen.

    Lt. Evan Brazunas, Berwyn Fire Co. (PA)
  79. The Last Alarm
    Anonymous
    My father was a fireman.
    He drove a big red truck and when he’d go to work each day
    he’d say, “Mother wish me luck.”
    Then Dad would not come home again
    ’til sometime the next day.
    But the thing that bothered me the most
    was the thing’s some folks would say,
    “A fireman’s life is easy,
    he eats and sleeps and plays,
    and sometimes he won’t fight a fire
    for days and days.”
    When I first heard these words
    I was too young to understand
    but I knew when people had trouble
    Dad was there to lend a hand.
    Then my father went to work one day
    and kissed us all goodbye
    but little did we realize
    that night we all would cry.
    My father lost his life that night
    when the floor gave way below
    and I’d wondered why he’d risk his life
    for someone he did not know.
    But now I truly realize
    the greatest gift a man can give
    is to lay his life upon the line
    so that someone else might live.
    So as we go from day to day
    and we pray to God above
    say a prayer for your local fireman.
    He may save the one’s you love.

    Christopher Bruckner, Chaplain, Ledyard Fire Co. (CT)
  80. In remembrance of Robert “Hawk” Meyer, LODD: June 8, 2014. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. We miss you. We hope you and Linda are happy as you are now in heaven together.

    – Union Hose Fire Company
  81. November 19, 1988 – Kingston, NY – Roger Dudley Snyder answered his final alarm – a car accident – and he ended up dying that day on duty directing traffic around the scene of the accident. I miss his still – it still hurts. I am his oldest daughter. He gave his life doing what he loved best – being of service to his community. I am signing this banner in his memory. God watch over and protect all the men and women who take that same risk he took on a daily basis. Thank you to all them many men and women around the country who help keep us safe.

    – Mary Nabors
  82. Rest easy my brothers and sisters. Thoughts and prayers to you and your loved ones. Till we meet again. You will never be forgotten!!

    – Joseph (J.R.) Way
  83. Rest easy brothers, we have got it from here. You dedication and sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten.

    – Alan Glogovsky
  84. An honorable leader, husband, father, friend all while serving your community, family and God gracefully; a man admired by all.

    You are missed every day Lt Kevin McRae.

    God Speed –

    Engine Co 6 DCFD

    – Kevin P Kline
  85. Rest in peace Brothers and Sisters!!

    – Helge Nordtveit
  86. Rest easy brothers and sisters. You will not be forgotten!

    – Joseph Way
  87. In honor of my father,Thomas M. Pierce; rest well Daddy – your job is done.You are loved and missed every day by so many.God Bless

    – Krystal Pierce Rooduijn
  88. I will always miss you O’B I will never forget how much Joy you brought to me thank you very much I will always miss you

    – Walter Krychta
  89. Four of Delaware’s bravest were lost in 2016. May their legacies serve as a guiding beacon, leading others to follow in their passionate pursuit of service to others. R.I.P. Tim, Ardyth, Jerry, and Chris.

    – Alyn Scritchfield
  90. my son, my son, my favorite son, so proud of the man you became. i will love you always.

    – kathleen schulkins
  91. Many thoughts and prayers to the families of the 93 firemen that are being honored this weekend.
    There are 13 from the FDNY and a friend to all in my home town of Sag Harbor, N.Y. FF Ted Stafford.
    You are missed by all, we will all see you there………….
    XCapt. Ray Card SHFD

    – Ray Card
  92. To all my fallen brothers and sister may God be with you. You will not be forgotten we have it from here. You fought with bravery and honor. Now your duties are to protect the halls of heaven.

    – Tony Tudder
  93. In honor of my husbands ultimate sacrifice to his country, his community, his fellow man, his wife, and his children.
    May you rest in peace and forever reign in the heavens above.
    Untill we meet again…

    – Brandi De Marinis
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