This public ceremony is the official national tribute to America’s fallen firefighters, and including a traditional honor guard and bagpiper procession. During the ceremony, each family receives an American flag. The service concludes with the unveiling of the plaque listing the names of the honored fallen fire heroes.
Parking is at Mount Saint Mary's University. Members of the public are advised to arrive at the parking area 1 hour before the ceremony. Members of the public are also required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test result from within 72 hours of arrival.