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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, Emmitsburg

#64 of 114 in Sightseeing in Maryland
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  • I was here for training and had access to the site. You do have to go through security to get here so I would check to see what is needed to visit this site. There are several memorials on the campus ...  more »
  • Take the time to see the memorial as well as the bricks with names throughout the campus. Not as big space wise as the law enforcement memorial in WA DC, but worth the stop.  more »
  • Take the time to visit and pay respect to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the fire service. An eternal flam burns and the names of the individuals are listed for you to see.  more »
  • The first visit was tough. Overwhelmed before even getting close but after a couple more visits over the years I have found more peace. Thank you Sammie Waddell. A fine example for a young firefighter to follow at the time and a moment that changed both of our lives forever. Thankful that this respectful memorial was built for us to cope, revit service with one another and to give insight to those entering the service.
  • Absolutely overwhelming..... all the names from all the years. I tried to take a picture of them all. My only complaint is because of where it is, there is no access to public restrooms.
  • Memorial is fabulous and very much a great place to visit if or if not you know someone that is a firefighter.
  • Located at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, this impressive memorial records the names and service locations of firefighters who have paid the ultimate price to protect and serve other people and property. An emotional journey is in store for anyone involved in, or related to someone in fire-rescue service. Each year the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation presents a massive memorial service, including candlelight vigil the evening before the main service. Hundreds of surviving family members of the brave fallen men and women attend these services; accompanied and attended by thousands of fire service honor guard, pipe and drum musicians, fire-rescue personnel, friends and family. This event is truly inspiring. Under normal weather circumstances, the events are open to the public. Everyone however must pass through a security checkpoint.
  • Was there to honor a friend killed in the line of duty