Dozens of families honor their lost loved ones


The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Hosted a Dedication ceremony in Emmitsburg, to honor those firefighter who have passed away.

On Saturday morning dozens of families gathered to remember loved ones who have died while in the line of duty. The event was held to dedicate the pre-1981 section of the Walk of Honor to firefighters who have passed prior to that year.

The “Walk of Honor” is comprised of bricks that have been purchased to honor fallen firefighters. The path of bricks connects the National Fallen Firefighters Monument, the Chapel and other areas of the Memorial Park.

Officials at the ceremony say that they are happy to see local families get a chance to honor their loved ones that have passed away. 

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