Highlights from NFFF's 'Light the Night'
Fire departments were invited by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to pay tribute to the 103 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017
By Shelbie Watts, FR1 Editorial Assistant
Each year, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honors those who died in the line of duty.
In 2017, the foundation created Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters in honor of their 25th anniversary. Cities around the country honored the fallen by turning national landmarks into red, glowing reminders of their sacrifice.
The tribute honoring 103 fallen heroes occurred this year from Oct. 1-7, and fire departments across the U.S. were invited and encouraged to participate. Here are some highlights from the week.