Pre-1981 Memorial Section

Families and the Fire Service Can Honor LODDs Prior to 1981

Section on the Walk of Honor® will honor firefighters and help expand Memorial Park

A brick Walk of Honor® connects the monument, the historic Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel, and memorial plazas in National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park. Each brick on the walkway bears a personal inscription. While firefighters who died in the line of duty prior to 1981 have not been officially honored and their names have not yet been added to the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available. Now, a special section on the Walk of Honor® has been added to remember these firefighters and help support the expansion of Memorial Park.

If you would like to order multiple bricks for your department’s LODDs please send a spreadsheet with the names for inscription to Judi Whitlow.

Expansion of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park has begun to include firefighters who died in the line of duty prior to 1981 when the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Project Roll Call identifies and honors firefighters who died in the line-of-duty prior to the establishment of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in 1981. Through this 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. All information collected will be researched and verified using the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Inclusion Criteria.

Project Roll Call Section Progress by State

View Bricks Placed in the Pre-1981/Project Roll Call section of the Walk of Honor®

Latest Update

A dedication ceremony to unveil the Pre-1981/Project Roll Call section on the Walk of Honor® was held on June 11, 2016.


If you have information on a loved one or colleague who died in the line-of-duty prior to 1981, please help us honor them by submitting a profile to Project Roll Call.