Thursday Events

On Thursday, Returning Survivors begin to arrive and prepare to greet and support new families. Members of the fire service pay special tribute by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. In the evening, Returning survivors gather for special dinner just for them.

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 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

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
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

Wreath Laying – Arlington National Cemetery
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

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 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

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
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

2017 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

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2017 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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