Virginia Beach Fire Department Asks Community and Businesses to \"Light the Night\" in Red for National Fallen Firefighters Weekend
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Sept. 28, 2021) Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters (NFF) Memorial weekend, Oct. 1, 2 & 3, the official national tribute to firefighters who died in the line of duty (LODD) during the previous year. As dusk turns to dark, landmarks, homes, fire service organizations, and businesses across the country will "Light the Night" in red, to honor fallen firefighters.
VBFD is asking residents and businesses to illuminate their homes and facilities, by replacing their porch light, with a red light bulb to show support of those who died in the Line of Duty, and to then share their photos on the Fire Department's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaBeachFD.
Local facilities/landmarks that will light up in red for "Light the Night" include:
- Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center – 717 General Booth Blvd.
- Virginia Beach Convention Center Tower – 1000 19th St.
- Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Building 30 – 2508 Princess Anne Road
Show your sign of support by taking a photo of your shining red light and post on the VBFD's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VirginiaBeachFD
For more information on Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters visit: www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/about/light-night-fallen-firefighters/