October 7-8th was the 36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. 95 names of firefighters who died in the line of duty were added to the Memorial. 75 firefighters who died in 2016 and 20 who died in previous years. If I have learned anything from attending for the past several years, it is that 100’s of firefighters travel from all across the Nation to Honor our Fallen Firefighters and support their Survivors…They do it well, they do it for the right reason, and they do it selflessly and seamlessly. It is amazing at how much hard work and dedication goes into making sure the event is perfect…every year.
If you want to view more, check out the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation:
- Website: http://Firehero.org
- NFFF on Facebook/ EGH on Facebook
- NFFF on Twitter @NFFF_News/ EGH on Twitter @EGH_Program
- NFFF on Instagram @FireHeroNFFF
- NFFF on Snapchat @FireHeroNFFF
- NFFF on Youtube
- Check out photos from the weekend on the NFFF Flickr Account
- There are a ton of photos in albums on the NFFF Facebook page as well!
- Also, check out the hashtags #FireHero2017 and #NFFF25th on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram for more!
Below are just some of the videos from Memorial Weekend mostly in chronological order. The candlelight Service and Memorial Service are at the bottom.
NFFF Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Arlington National Cemetery
DCFD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Play at the 25th Anniversary Reception for the NFFF
Families Arrive at BWI
Survivor Family Activities on Friday
Red Helmet Ride Arrives at the Memorial
Red Helmet Ride Wreath Laying at the Memorial
Long time NFFF Board Member and Fire Service Survivor Vina Drennan Recieves an Award
Candlelight Service Saturday Evening
2017 Memorial Service
This is the wrap up video for the Weekend