NEMSMS Honors EMS, Air Medical Fallen with Cross-Country Procession, Memorial Events


An opening ceremony at GMR's Texas HQ launched the 2021 NEMSMS. Follow all the media coverage of that and subsequent events to remember the 144 who gave their lives in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020.
On Friday, July 16, in a solemn opening ceremony in Lewisville, TX, the National EMS Memorial Service (NEMSMS) Moving Honors procession set off on its multistate trek in remembrance of 144 EMS and air medical fallen. The procession carries a custom-built Tree of Life memorial with the names of those who died in the line of duty during 2019 and 2020.

After making stops in multiple states, the Moving Honors procession will be met in Arlington, Virginia, on July 23 by the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride’s Ride of Honor for the Weekend of Honor. There, families of the honorees and EMS personnel from around the country will gather for a weekend of events to honor air and ground EMS providers, including the unveiling of the Tree of Life Memorial.

Media Coverage
EMS and Air Medical Personnel Honored in Knoxville (WVLT 8 Knoxville)
Tribute Honoring EMS Workers Makes a Stop in Dallas (KDFW-TV, Dallas, Texas)
GMR Hosts Opening Ceremony for Moving Honors Procession (Vertical Online)
Honoring Fallen Medical Personnel (Denton (TX) Record-Chronicle)
National EMS Memorial Traveling From Texas to Washington D.C. (KRLD-AM Online)
Weekend of Honors Moving Honors Procession Makes Its Way to Virginia (EMS1)