U.S. landmarks to 'Light the Night' for fallen firefighters

As dusk turns to dark Oct. 7-8, more than 30 landmark buildings will glow in honor of the fallen


By FireRescue1 Staff

EMMITSBURG, Md. — More than 30 iconic buildings and landmarks around the U.S. will glow when dusk turns to dark the first weekend of October in honor of fallen firefighters.

According to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, buildings participating in Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters will include One World Trade Center in New York City, the Prudential Tower in Boston, the Willis Tower in Chicago, LAX in Los Angeles and the Bank of America Plaza in Dallas.

The lighting ceremony is part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend and will take place Oct. 7-8.

“We hope that this magnificent display of lights throughout the country will allow the survivors of the fallen to see that the nation is with them in spirit as they reflect on cherished times with their firefighters,” National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Chairman of the Board Chief Dennis Compton said.

The lives of 75 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2016 and 20 firefighters who died in previous years will be honored Sunday, Oct. 8 when their names are added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. A candlelight service will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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