Flags will be flown at half-staff in honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

Sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020

Flags will be flown at half-staff in honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
(Source: WLOX)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Each year on the first Sunday of October, Florida honors fallen firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice saving and protecting their communities.

The National Fallen Firefighters Monument, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, pays tribute to all the valiant firefighters in the United States that have been killed in the line of duty.

In observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day, Governor Ron DeSantis directs the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.

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