The park features a brick Walk of Honor® that connects the monument, the historic Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel, and memorial plazas.
The brick Walk of Honor® connects the National Fallen Firefighters Monument, the historic Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel, and the 9/11 Memorial Plaza in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park. Each brick on the walkway bears a personal inscription.
In recent years, firefighters who died in the line of duty prior to 1981—which is when the Memorial was built—have been added to the Walk of Honor®, so that they too are honored and remembered. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have placed bricks honoring these firefighters. And through the Project Roll Call program, the Foundation provides an avenue for fire service families and departments to submit a profile of a loved one or colleague who paid the ultimate sacrifice prior to 1981. Bricks with personal inscriptions can also be ordered for firefighters who died prior to 1981.
The Walk of Honor® continues to expand and now contains more than 13,000 inscribed bricks. Numbered sections help donors and recipients locate their special bricks.
A section in the crosswalk also recognizes the Foundation’s major donors. This special section contains bricks honoring more than 800 corporations, organizations, and individuals for their support. These sponsors help to further ensure that our fallen heroes and their families will always be remembered!