Families, community leaders and the public can gather at the Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 to remember those firefighters who died in the line of duty.
The memorial, located on the Minnesota
State Capitol grounds in St. Paul, honors 208 Minnesota firefighters that
have died in the line of duty since 1881.
Some of those honored include firefighters from the
following Twin Cities fire departments, according to the Minnesota Fire Service
Foundation: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Anoka, St. Cloud, Richfield, Shakopee,
Saint Louis Park, St Paul Park, Bloomington, Robbinsdale, Mahtomedi,
Chanhassen, St. Anthony and Wayzata.
- 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Non-denominational prayer service
- Noon - Honor guard personnel will read the honor roll
- 1:45 p.m. – Families enter the Capitol grounds and escorted to their seats.
- 1:58 p.m. – Bells across Minnesota will ring to honor the state’s fallen firefighters.
- 2 p.m. – Service begins and is scheduled to conclude at 3:30 p.m.
Following the afternoon service, family members and the
public are “welcome to spend time within the Fallen Firefighter Memorial and
make etchings of their loved-one’s name,” according to the Minnesota Fire Service
The event is free, but organizers ask for those attending to
Video above of the Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Dedication in 2012 was posted on YouTube by the city of St. Paul.