National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – May 6th & 7th

  April 18, 2023

This year, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend is taking place on May 6th and 7th.  MD. That’s when a grateful nation will honor 145 fallen fire service heroes—who were not only firefighters, but were family members, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. To show your support in your community, we urge you to help us to “Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters”.

The annual Memorial Weekend is the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.  Simply swapping out regular light bulbs for red ones serves as a symbol of support and comfort to the families from across our country whose loved ones are being honored and remembered.

This year, we’ll kick off this multi-night event on May 4th in honor of International Firefighters Day—and will keep lights lit through the evening of May 7, the day of the Memorial Service.

As in years past, we are asking landmarks, buildings, families, and fire departments across the country to be part of this national remembrance.  The City of Alamo Heights City Hall will also display their tribute by switching facility lights to red lighting.  As always, thank you for your continued support.