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During the Weekend, members of the fire service can honor America's bravest and participate in a number of activities. You can pay your respects to America's fallen fire heroes and their survivors in a number of ways.
Honor Guard, Bagpipe Units and fire department members who would like to be Family Escorts must pre-register in order to participate in the Memorial Weekend.
We recognize that firefighters who lose a fellow firefighter in the line of duty are survivors, too. We want you to be part of the weekend activities.
If you are not already participating as an Honor Guard/Pipe Band member or Fire Service Escort, department members are encouraged to attend special sessions for coworkers on Saturday morning. Small group sessions give coworkers an opportunity to share their experiences and make lasting connections. Sessions are also available for family members of coworkers.
» More Information & Registration: Small Groups for Departments with a Firefighter Being Honored This Year | Family Escorts | Honor Guards and Pipe Band Units
Departments of fallen firefighters, escorts, and honor guard/pipe band unit commanders will receive additional information about lodging and scheduled events.
This year's Candlelight Service is NOT open to the public. The Candlelight begins at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, and the Memorial Service begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 6.
There will be no on-campus parking during the Memorial Weekend or the Saturday Candlelight Service.
Parking will be available at Mt. St. Mary's University PNC Sports Complex in Emmitsburg.
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