MEMORIAL SERVICE TO BE HELD JUNE 5, 2016
Honoring Maryland’s Fallen Heroes for 11 years
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – May 24, 2016 – The Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial Foundation is honored to invite the state’s fire and rescue service personnel, the public and media to attend its 11th annual memorial service for the state’s fire and rescue personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice. This year, one fallen hero will be added to the Wall of Honor.
• Lt. John E. Ulmschneider, Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department, Firefighter, Paramedic.
“We remember our fallen each year with heavy hearts,” said Chief Gene Worthington, president of the Foundation. “It is always a sad occasion when we have to add a name to the wall, but it is important that we honor our brothers and sisters who willingly gave of themselves to help others. This wall is a promise that we place their bravery, and their families, in our hearts forever.”
The service will be Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Maryland Emergency Services Memorial Park, 101 Calvert St. in Annapolis. Nationally known fire service leader and Eastport Volunteer Fire Company President Al Kirchner will serve as the memorial’s keynote speaker. A full fire department honor guard will escort the sea of blue to the ceremony and a Maryland State Police flyover is scheduled.
The Maryland Fire-Rescue Memorial is a commemorative park that includes a sculpture and memorial wall listing the names of more than 400 Maryland heroes. Learn about the Fire-Rescue Services Memorial Foundation at www.mdfirerescuehero.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MDFIRERESCUEHERO.
We Will Never Forget Their Sacrifice.
Teresa Ann Crisman
Community Developer II
Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department – Office of the Fire Chief
Community Outreach and Legislative Affairs
Safe Kids Prince George’s County Lead Coordinator