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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Schedule of Events for Returning Survivors

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery
Honor Guard members and returning survivors will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Bus transportation will be provided.
Arlington National Cemetery
Returning Survivors Reception
Join other returning survivors at a reception held in your honor.
Returning Survivor Hotel
Friday, October 10, 2014
Weekend Registration
Returning Survivors can register for Weekend events and receive your credentials at the family hotel.
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Family Hotel Complex
Welcome Reception
Greet new families, help them get to the registration area, and spend some time getting to know them.
Family Hotel Complex
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Special Activities
  • Sign the special remembering banner for returning families.
  • Spend a few quiet moments in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel. Light a candle and place a rose in honor of your firefighter.
  • Take a walking tour of the beautiful campus, including the monument, the Walk of Honor, the 9/11 statue, and the nearby Seton Shrine grounds.
Family Hotel Complex
Family Lunch
Lunch for new and returning families will be served at the family hotel.
Family Hotel Complex
Red Helmet Ride
Watch a parade of hundreds of bikers ride onto the campus and then attend a brief wreath-laying service at the national monument.
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Family Hotel Complex
Family Dinner
Dinner for new and returning families will be served in the campus dining hall.
Family Hotel Complex
Candlelight Service
Families describe this beautiful service as a highlight of the Weekend. A talented group of returning family members and firefighters provide music while a candle is lit for each firefighter being honored.
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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Memorial Service
This public ceremony is the official national tribute to America's fallen firefighters, featuring fire service traditions including an honor guard and bagpiper procession.
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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial