Please join us on Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) for our 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Virtual Remembrance to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor.
Members are reminded that no IAFF or Colorado Springs Local 5 staff will be at the site on the day of or days leading up to this year’s virtual remembrance.
While we won’t be gathering together for this solemn day at our beautiful Memorial site in Colorado Springs, we can still be together in solidarity by sharing tributes and remembering our fallen member(s) now through September 19 on social media using our graphic (shown here) and the hashtag #IAFFWallofHonor … or you can create your own video, photograph, etc., and include honor guard, pipes and drums, affiliate leadership and family. Please remember to follow local, state, provincial and national health policy guidance to prevent potential exposure to COVID-19 when creating your tributes.
All our 2020 families are invited to the 2021 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service on September 18, 2021, in Colorado Springs where they will receive flags and experience the full magnitude of the honors provided at our annual ceremony.
We are all disappointed that we are unable to hold our traditional ceremony this year, but this is the safest and best path during the COVID-19 pandemic.