National EMS Weekend of Honor to honor 72 fallen EMS, air medical first responders

The events include the National EMS Memorial Service and the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride


By Leila Merrill 

Washington, D.C. — The National EMS Memorial Service, the National EMS Memorial Foundation and the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride will pay tribute to 72 fallen EMS and air medical first responders from 26 U.S. states during the 2022 National EMS Weekend of Honor.

The list of honorees is here. The National EMS Weekend of Honor is scheduled for July 22-24 and will be at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, 2799 Richmond Highway in Arlington, Va.

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The National EMS Weekend of Honor usually coincides with the start of National EMS Week but was moved to July to better accommodate family travel plans and to reduce costs.

The activities will pay homage to the honorees and will offer support for their loved ones. The events include the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride’s Ride of Honor, the unveiling ceremony of the EMS Tree of Life, the temporary National EMS Memorial, a presentation of dog tags to the families, the National EMS Memorial Service.

Therapy and comfort dogs as well as grief support teams from volunteer groups will be onsite.

The service will be live-streamed.

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