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Fallen Firefighters Memorial

 
 
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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan series list.
 
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. Monument is located on the grounds of FEMA's National Emergency Training Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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);
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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.
Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (about 600 feet away); The White House (about 700 feet away); Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth (about 700 feet away); Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati (about 700 feet away); Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill (about 700 feet away); Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
Also see . . .  National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. (Submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
 
Fallen Firefighters Memorial image. 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 was last revised on January 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,462 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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