I’m in Emmitsburg, Md. at the Nation Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial weekend and, as I sit here typing and reflecting on the days events; I am once again humbled. I have never attended the National Fire Academy nor have I ever been to the Memorial and I must admit that just being here on the grounds is awe inspiring. The feeling here is of pride, honor and remembrance. I’m here with Rhett and John of Firefighter Netcast. We are here working for Fire Hero Radio through the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation and Dave Statter. It has been our privilege to interview and record the families of our fallen brothers and sisters in an effort to start collecting an oral history of the fallen. We are set up just outside the Chapel with a great view of the entire service. We have had the honor of recording several interviews thus far and each has brought tears to our eyes. Another strong presence here is the feeling of “family”. The care, support and love is evident in every eye and on each face. Again, I’ll simply say I am humbled. Here are a few shots from the day. I’ll update with more detail later tonight. Tune in below (the earlier post) for live coverage of tonight’s candle light service as well as for the Memorial Service tomorrow.
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