Fallen Firefighters Day is Moving to May
National Fallen Firefighters’ Day has been commemorated in early October for more than 40 years. This is all set to change in 2023. The Fallen Firefighters Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1987, has chosen to move this memorable holiday to May.
Why did they change the date of Fallen Firefighters’ Day?
This puts the holiday right before Memorial Day, when many firefighters’ funerals are held, providing more people and families the opportunity to participate in events and remembrance services.
No matter what day the holiday falls, the meaning stays the same. It is a time to remember firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty and celebrate their heroism.
Why is Fallen Firefighters’ Day important?
Firefighters have always been a staple of American communities. They are the first line of defense against fires and other disasters. The job is dangerous, but it is also highly rewarding. Firefighters help people in their time of need and make a difference in their community. These brave men and women risk their lives daily to help those in need and often go unrecognized for their efforts.
How can I show my appreciation?
This holiday season, take the time to thank a firefighter in your community for all they do. Thank them for their service, for keeping you safe, and for always being there when you need them. Let them know how much you appreciate everything they do for you and your community. And, as always, don’t forget to fly your American flags at half staff on Fallen Firefighters Day in honor of the fallen firefighters who have bravely served their country. To help show your support, we have a collection of supportive firefighter flags and magnets. We must never forget those who have fallen in the line of duty in America.
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