NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A candlelight service was held Saturday night for the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.
Families of fallen firefighters gathered at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
The names of 29 firefighters from the New York area who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020 were added to the memorial. That includes 27 firefighters who died of 9/11-related illnesses.READ MORE: Employee Stabbed To Death At East Harlem Deli
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In all, 215 firefighters were honored this year.MORE NEWS: Viral Video Shows Unmasked NYPD Officer Pushing Masked Commuter Out Of Subway Station
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 10 a.m.