Watertown resident among fallen firefighters to be honored at national ceremony
An Upstate New York firefighter will be remembered during a national ceremony that honors the first responders who died on the job last year.
The 41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland will pay tribute to 148 firefighters. During the Saturday and Sunday events, each firefighter's name will be inscribed on a bronze plaque and become a permanent part of a national memorial.
That's to include volunteer firefighter Peyton Lane S. Morse from the Waterown, New York Fire Department. Morse died in 2021 after he suffered a medical emergency during a training exercise held at the State Academy of Fire Science.
The foundation will present each firefighter's family a badge, rose and American flag flown over the memorial and the U.S. Capitol.
The group will live stream the weekend ceremonies.