Gov. Brown orders flags to fly at half staff in honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation says this is the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend that honors those lost in the line of duty.

Posted: Oct 3, 2021 4:31 PM
Updated: Oct 3, 2021 4:32 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- Gov. Kate Brown ordered flags to be lowered to half staff Sunday in honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day.

The flags will fly at half staff from sunrise to sunset.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation says this is the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend that honors those lost in the line of duty.

The foundation said the names of 215 firefighters will become a part of the national memorial in honor of their sacrifices.

Frumencio Ruiz Carapia who recently passed away fighting the Gales Fire will not be added to the list of names this year because the names are for firefighters who died in 2020 and previous years.

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His name is expected to be added for next year's memorial.

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