|Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters|
|By Past President John Carbo|
|September 25, 2021|
Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters
September 26 – October 3, 2021
Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. In 2017, the Foundation created Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to recognize the 25th anniversary of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. Since then, Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters has expanded to include fire departments and families lighting their homes in red.
As dusk turns to dark, landmarks, homes, fire service organizations, and businesses across the country will again glow in respect from September 26 – October 3, 2021, to the fallen and their families.
A Candlelight Service will be held on Saturday, October 2nd for the families. As in years past, we are asking landmarks, buildings, communities, and fire departments across the country participate in "Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters." Please share the attached flyer with your community.
You can join in this tribute to our fallen firefighters nationwide by joining us for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters. Lighting your department in red on the evening of October 2nd, or any time during that week, would be an additional symbol of support and comfort to the families whose loved ones are being remembered. We want to recognize your participation on our website. Please visit www.firehero.org/lights-signup to share your event with the NFFF. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.