Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens will conduct their Fallen Heroes Day Memorial Service this week. The memorial will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. This event is held annually to honor the men and women of Maryland's Public Safety Community who lost their lives in the line of duty. The memorial event is open to the public and the keynote speaker will be John Harbaugh, Head Coach of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.
One of the Fallen Heroes to be remembered and honored will be Prince George’s County Fire Fighter Thomas Graves. He suffered a Line of Duty Death on April 16, 1980, when a natural gas explosion in a Glenn Dale apartment building leveled the front brick wall trapping Fire Fighter Graves under the debris.
Fire Fighter Graves will be represented by several of his family members and Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor.
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens is located at 200 East Padonia Road in Timonium, Maryland.