National EMS Weekend of Honor to pay tribute to 59 fallen EMS, air medical first responders
Activities include Moving Honors, the EMS Tree of Life unveiling ceremony and the presentation of dog tags to families
By Leila Merrill
WASHINGTON — The National EMS Memorial Service and the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride will pay tribute to 59 fallen EMS and air medical first responders from 22 U.S. states during the 2023 National EMS Weekend of Honor.
The list of honorees is here.
The National EMS Weekend of Honor is scheduled for July 21-23 and will be at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
A variety of activities are planned, including the arrival of the Moving Honors ambulance escorted by the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride’s Ride of Honor, the unveiling ceremony of the EMS Tree of Life and presentation of dog tags to the families and the National EMS Memorial Service. The service will be live-streamed.
Therapy and comfort dogs as well as grief support teams from volunteer groups will be on site throughout the weekend to offer support to the families and EMS volunteers.