Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The weekend features special programs for survivors and co-workers, along with public ceremonies and a massed band of pipers and drummers from across our great nation. This year, despite the government “shutdown” the memorial was still held and members of Wake & District were on site to help honor those brave souls who gave their lives in service; 81 Fallen Firefighters killed in the line of duty. For more information on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend — please visit their website @ http://weekend.firehero.org/intro.html.
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