Watch the NFFF Memorial Weekend (11 Videos)

photo by Matthew Schimmel

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:

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

Thursdays Events:

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