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National EMS Memorial Service arrives in Chicago

59 fallen EMS providers are remembered on the trip to Arlington, Va.


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By Bill Carey

CHICAGO — The National EMS Memorial Service procession arrived in Chicago on Wednesday morning as part of their cross-country trip to Arlington, Virginia.

Fifty-nine fallen EMS first responders were honored during a stop on the route at the city’s Firefighter Memorial Park, FOX 32 reported.

The trip is approximately 6,500 miles and takes approximately 28 days to complete.

The National EMS Memorial Service was founded in 1993 with a focus on having a National EMS Memorial in Washington D.C. to highlight and remember the service and sacrifice of the Nation’s Emergency Medical Services providers.

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