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‘Light the Night’ (Red) to Honor Fallen Firefighters Across the Nation This Weekend

Report by Paula Antolini, October 3, 2020, 10:18AM EDT

Message from Bethel Fire Department:

Join us in Lighting the Night Red to honor fallen firefighters across the nation. This weekend, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honors those who died in the line of duty serving their communities as firefighters in 2019. Nation wide you will see homes, fire departments, businesses, landmarks, and monuments lit up red to honor the 48 fallen firefighters of 2019. Please join us tonight and tomorrow night in turning a red light on at your home, or placing a red spotlight on your house. Information is available here.

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America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

Premieres on October 4, 2020 at 10:00 am (EDT)

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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.

As dusk turns to dark, landmarks across the country will again glow in respect from September 27 – October 4, 2020, to the fallen and their families. In 2018, Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters expanded to include fire department tributes. Fire service organizations nationwide are invited to light their facilities in red to honor America’s fallen bravest again in 2020.

NFFFTV 2012 event:

The sights and sounds of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 2012 Memorial Weekend where 85 firefighters who died in the line of duty were honored.

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