National EMS Memorial Service scheduled for May 29

The National EMS Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 29, in Roanoke, Virginia. The nation’s EMS providers, agencies, and emergency communications centers are encouraged to participate in observing a moment of radio silence timed to coincide with the moment of silence observed during the Memorial Service. A “Suggested Script” and instructions for those wishing to participate is available at, (zip format), or e-mail or

Since 1992, the National EMS Memorial Service has honored EMS providers who have died in the line of duty. Each honoree’s name is engraved on a bronze oak leaf on the “Tree of Life” memorial on exhibit at the “To The Rescue” Museum, Roanoke. Honorees’ families are presented with a medallion, symbolizing eternal memory; a U.S. flag that has flown over the nation’s capital, symbolizing service to the country; and a white rose, symbolizing the honorees’ undying love.

For more information, call (201) 896-3862 or visit


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