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Fallen Firefighters Memorial

 
 
Fallen Firefighters Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
1. Fallen Firefighters Memorial Marker
Inscription. Dedicated October 4, 1981. National Emergency Training Center. Emmitsburg, Maryland.

"Dedicated to the thousands of Firefighters who have lost their lives in the very act of saving others."

Ronald Reagan, President.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 
Erected 1981.
 
Location. 39° 41.699′ N, 77° 19.554′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Seton Avenue (Business U.S. 15) 0.6 miles south of Main Street (U.S. 140), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Monument is located on the grounds of FEMA's National Emergency Training Center. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White Ash Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); "To Lift a Nation" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The White House (about 700 feet away); Site of St. Joseph's College (approx. mile away); St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (approx. mile away); St. Joseph's Valley Camp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daughters of Charity (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. John F. Reynolds (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
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Fallen Firefighters Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
2. Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The center stone with marker was dedicated in 1981. The surrounding memorial was dedicated in 1990. The surrounding stones, one for each year since 1981, contain the names of firefighters who have dies in the line of duty.
 National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. (Submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyDisasters
 
Fallen Firefighters Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
3. Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The plaque on the left reads: "The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial is dedicated to the memory of all career and volunteer firefighters who have died in the line of duty and is a tribute to the current and future firefighters who carry on the noble tradition of unselfish service to their communities." The play on the right reads: "Dedicated on the 13th Day of October 1990, to the Memory of the Members of the Fire Service who have made the ultimate sacrifice and responded to their last alarm. Designated as The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial by Public Law 101-347, August 1990."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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