The local ceremony coincides with the 31th Annual National Fallen Firefighter Memorial weekend held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. On this weekend, firefighters from around the country pay tribute to those courageous firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The event will take place atn 9 a.m. in front of the Seattle Fallen Firefighters Memorial, which pays tribute to all 41 Seattle firefighters who have died in the line of duty. The memorial was inspired by the four Seattle Firefighters who died in the 1995 Mary Pang Warehouse Fire.
Rich in firefighter tradition, the ceremony will begin and end with the presentation of colors by the Walter Kilgore Memorial Honor Guard. The Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums band will play several musical selections and there will be short speeches by Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean, Local 27 President Lieutenant Kenny Stuart, Battalion Chief Tamalyn Nigretto and Fire Department Chaplain Joel Ingebritson.