Just as the professional and amateur weather forecasters we consulted told us, the clouds parted by 3:00 PM on Friday and the sun came out. More than 1000 volunteers have things ready to welcome the survivors of 89 firefighters whose names will be added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
The video player above will have the live coverage of the Candlelight Service on Saturday evening and the Memorial Service on Sunday morning. I have the privilege of hosting the FireHero Network telecasts with my wife, WTOP Radio's Hillary Howard. WUSA-TV and Motorola Solutions are again taking care of the live streaming for us, with Cross Creek Productions and USFA's PrepNet handling the telecasts.
But the coverage of the weekend goes beyond the two services. A team of firefighters is feeding pictures, video and details of what goes on during the rest of this important weekend. You will find that on NFFF's Facebook page and Twitter Feed. Videos will be added to NFFFTV on YouTube and webmaster Jenni McClelland will be regularly adding pictures to the Memorial Weekend website.
You can find all of this on one page at the NFFF Memorial Weekend Ops Page from VueTOO.com.