This Saturday, June 25, the National EMS Memorial Service will be held in Colorado Springs in honor and remembrance for 43 EMS providers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty. To coincide with the service and in honor of their sacrifice the EMS Blogs Network has changed over to mourning colors.
Started in Virginia in 1991, the organization chose the oak tree as its symbol for strength and in doing so the “Tree Of Life” was born. In 1998 both houses of the U.S. Congress recognized the National EMS Memorial Service as the official EMS Memorial of the United States. In 2008, after a two year search, Colorado Springs was selected as the new home for a permanent national EMS memorial. The first Memorial Service was held in Colorado in June 2010.
Regardless of location, the mission of the National EMS Memorial Service remains to remember and honor those emergency medical services personnel who have died in the line of duty and to recognize the ultimate sacrifice they have made for their fellow man.
For those who are unable to attend the service the National EMS Memorial Service is providing a live feed of the event.
Always remember those who have gone ahead of us, making the ultimate sacrifice, so that others may live.
The EMS Blogs Network will return to its regular color scheme on Monday.