Memorial Weekend

Fire Hero Family Annual Tree Lighting

Fire Hero Family Trees Remember Your Firefighter

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation continues its tradition of honoring America’s fallen firefighters with the Annual Fire Hero Family Tree Lighting. Each year during the holiday season, ornaments, holiday cards, and notes from families and friends of fallen firefighters adorn trees in and around the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel.

Remembering Your Firefighter

We encourage you to send ornaments, in memory of your loved ones, to be placed on the Fire Hero Family Trees. These ornaments will be displayed during the holiday season in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Chapel — this year and every year.

Please send your ornaments to:

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation c/o Fire Hero Family Tree Program PO Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

To have your ornament in place for the Tree Lighting, we will need to receive your ornament by December 1, 2022. Your ornament will be placed on a tree and will remain there throughout the holiday season.