IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial

The third Saturday in September marks the annual IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial held in Colorado Springs. The memorial is dedicated to the union members who died in the line of duty over the past year (June – June), and this year 122 names of the bravest were added to the wall. Several thousand people from all over the nation were in attendance as each name was read with a bell sounding for each of the fallen. There were also flags given to each of the families, the Air Force Cadet Choir singing, and a flyover of F-16 fighter jets from Buckley Air Force Base. This year, the Honor Guard itself was made up of over 750 people, including 250 pipes and drums. It’s definitely something that if you live in/near Colorado you should come to next year (it’s going to be on Sept 11, 2010). Photo below is from the Colorado Springs Gazette.

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