Fallen Heroes Day

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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, support their survivors, and thank our fallen heroes who risked their lives to ensure our safety.