Fallen Firefighters honored with memorial
JACKSON, Tenn. — Today we remember America’s fallen firefighter heroes who died in the line of duty.
Eighty seven firefighters lost their lives in the line of duty since last year’s memorial.
This is one of the most overlooked half-staff memorials, most likely due to the memorial being held on a Sunday. Follow the federal government’s example of lowering all american flags to half-staff.
When you lower your flag this year, you will recognize the brave men and women who died protecting their communities from natural and man-made emergencies and disasters.
“It’s the kick off to fire prevention nationwide and also it’s recognized as the fallen firefighters throughout the United States,” said Madison County Fire Department Chief Eric Turner. “We’re supposed to fly our flags at half mast today because of that recognizing and honoring those firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Firefighters across the country want you to remember those who lost their lives to save others.