FALLEN HEROES DAY – FRIDAY, MAY 5TH, 2023, 1:00 PM
IN-PERSON (Limited tent seating) AND LIVE-STREAMED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE:
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The 38th annual Fallen Heroes Day observance will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023, at the Fallen Heroes Memorial at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. The event honors police, firefighters, and emergency medical/rescue personnel who have died in the line of duty, and is the only statewide ceremony in the nation that brings together all segments of the public safety community.
The ceremony is open to the public with limited tent seating. Family members of those being honored will be in attendance. The ceremony will also be live-streamed
Keynote Speaker: Stuart M. Nathan.
Assistant Attorney General and Principal Counsel for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Music provided by:
Hereford High School Chamber Choir
Jon Wikstrom, Singer and Songwriter
The following fallen heroes will be remembered on May 5, 2023:
The ceremony recognizes one firefighter and police officer who died in the line of duty before Fallen Heroes Day was established. This year we will honor:
“Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens is privileged to be the home of Maryland’s Fallen Heroes Memorial,” said Jack Mitchell, President of Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. “Fallen Heroes Day provides an opportunity for the citizens of Maryland to take time to show our appreciation for the men and women who risk their lives each day when they report to work. It is with profound respect and reverence that we will gather on May 6 to honor Maryland’s brave and dedicated first responders.”
Currently, 78 members of the public safety community are buried at the Fallen Heroes Memorial. Including this year’s observance, a total of 211 Fallen Heroes will have been honored at the annual ceremony. A list of all fallen heroes honored since the ceremony began 38 years ago can be found by clicking here.
Visit our Fallen Heroes Day section to learn more about the history of the event and view images.