Fallen Heroes Day

RESCHEDULED FOR 2021: The 35th annual Fallen Heroes Day ceremony, originally scheduled Friday, May 1, 2020 has been rescheduled. Please visit our Fallen Heroes Day page for details as well as the names of the 2019-2020 fallen heroes and a list of all honorees over the past 35 years.

In 1986, on the first Friday in May, Dulaney Valley sponsored Maryland's first Fallen Heroes Day. In 1990, the Maryland Legislature passed a resolution calling for a yearly commemoration of public servants; a day on which Dulaney Valley hosts a memorial service, attended by more than 1,200 people. The ceremony, held in the Fallen Heroes garden, commemorates the members of Maryland's Public Safety Community who lost their lives in the line of duty during the previous twelve months. Prior to the ceremony, Dulaney hosts the Healing Hearts Reception for the survivors, families and friends of the Fallen Heroes.

Fallen Heroes Day is the only statewide ceremony that recognizes all branches of the Public Safety Community. Dulaney Valley invites you to join us on the first Friday in May to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty, to support the survivors, and to thank our everyday heroes - those who risk their lives to ensure our safety.