Representatives from the Roanoke City Fire Department, police department, Carilion Patient Transportation team and many other organizations spent an afternoon at Fire Station One in downtown Roanoke to view the Tree of Life.
Fifteen bronze leaves with the names of fallen EMS heroes are on display to commemorate their commitment of service and contribution to their communities.
The exhibit began its journey in Colorado Springs, making its way across the country to a new permanent home in Virginia starting July 11. Escorted by Honor Guard members of Chancellor Volunteer Fire & Rescue, located in Spotsylvania County, the Tree of Life spent time in Kansas City, St. Louis, Louisville and Charleston, West Virginia, before its scheduled stop in Roanoke on Tuesday.
The National EMS Memorial Service was established 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 more information, visit www.national-ems-memorial.org.