Pre-1981 Memorial Section

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honors and remembers firefighters who died in the line of duty prior to 1981.

The brick Walk of Honor® connects the National Fallen Firefighters Monument, the historic Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel, and the 9/11 Memorial Plaza in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park. Each brick on the walkway bears a personal inscription. Previously, firefighters who died in the line of duty prior to 1981 had not yet been added to the Memorial site. Now, a section on the Walk of Honor® has been added to honor and remember these fallen heroes.

Expansion of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park includes this special section of the Walk of Honor®. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have placed bricks honoring the firefighters who died in the line of duty prior to 1981 when the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built.

Through the Project Roll Call program, the Foundation provides an avenue for fire service families and departments to submit a profile of a loved one or colleague who paid the ultimate sacrifice prior to 1981. Bricks with personal inscriptions can still be ordered for firefighters who died prior to 1981.

View Project Roll Call Bricks on the Walk of Honor®

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