International Association of Fire Fighters Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial honors heroes fallen in the line of duty (copy)

Honor guard members carry the Flags of the Fallen to give to family members during the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial on Sept. 15, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (File photo, The Gazette)

The names of 250 firefighters who died in the line of duty this year will be immortalized Saturday during the annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial.

The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. in Memorial Park, adding the fallen firefighters’ names to the memorial there.

The event, which annually attracts thousands of firefighters, paramedics and their grieving families, lands one week after the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Names added this year join those of more than 8,100 firefighters who died in the line of duty or chronic illnesses related to their work since 1918.For more information on the memorial, visit here. (tncms-asset)70d6a49c-b924-11e8-8cec-cbb3cd9e390b[0](/tncms-asset)(tncms-asset)c30cc238-b08a-11e9-8fbf-6fd0cba75c9a[1](/tncms-asset)

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