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Fallen Heroes Honored at National EMS Memorial Service

Jun 30, 2014

Hundreds gathered in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the 22nd Annual National EMS Memorial Service, held on June 28. NAEMT President Don Lundy and Board members, Bruce Evans, Scott Matin and Matt Zavadsky, were among other EMS leaders in attendance to support the families and friends of our fallen EMS heroes. The sacrifice of those honored will not be forgotten.

The mission of this weekend-long event is to honor and remember those men and women of America’s Emergency Medical Services who have given their lives in the line of duty, and to recognize the sacrifice they have made in service to their communities and their fellow man.

The National EMS Memorial is composed of:

  • The Tree of Life, a representation of an oak tree, symbolizing strength. The name, agency and date of loss of each National EMS Memorial Service honoree is engraved on a bronze oak leaf, which is then added to the Tree of Life.

  • The Memorial Book contains a page for each National EMS Memorial Service honoree. These pages contain photos, biographies and agency patches for each individual honored. The Memorial Book is kept on display near the Tree of Life.

During the Memorial Service weekend, the pages for each of the year’s honorees is mounted and displayed next to the Tree of Life so visitors to the Memorial may view the honors paid to their loved one. At the conclusion of the weekend, these pages are then added to the Memorial Book.

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