FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: DONNA CLARK 240-723-0615
Congressional Flag Ceremony Honors 112 Fallen Firefighters
WHO: Leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus will present 112 American flags flown over the U.S. Capitol to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).
WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Upper Senate Park
WHY: These flags will be given to surviving relatives at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 9 in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Seventy-nine firefighters who died in the line-of-duty 2015 and 33 who died in previous years will be honored during the weekend.
Members of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus will address attendees and several Fire Service Survivors will be available for interviews.
The event is open to the public.