Fire Caucus Leadership Presents Flags to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus presented 107 American flags to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in a ceremony on the west lawn of the United States Capitol. The flags had been flown over the Capitol Building in honor the fallen firefighters who will be recognized at the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on October 12th. The flags will be given to the surviving families members during the memorial service.
 
Delivering remarks at the ceremony were four co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus: Congressman David Reichert (WA-8), Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD-5), Congressman Peter King (NY-2), and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9).
 
“Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to honor those who died in the line of duty and provide support to their survivors,” explained Bill Webb, Executive Director of Congressional Fire Services Institute and Vice Chair of the NFFF Board of Directors. “This ceremony allows a formal and respectful transfer of the flags from Congress to Emmitsburg and ultimately to the families of our fallen heroes.” Webb served as the Master of Ceremonies for the program.
 
The flags will now be displayed in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel until the memorial service in October. 

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