36th Annual Fallen Heroes Day takes place, moment of silence for Cpl. Heacook
MARYLAND- The 36th Annual Fallen Heroes Day took place at Delaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Maryland.
The annual event honors police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical-rescue personnel who have died in the line of duty.
Because the Fallen Heroes Day couldn’t be held in person last year due to the pandemic, this year’s ceremony honored first responders lost within the last 2 years.
They also had a moment of silence for Corporal Keith Heacook.
“We remember each of them, as true heroes, not because of the way they died but because of the way they lived selflessly serving every single day to keep the communities they loved safe, our state will always be eternally grateful and they will never be forgotten,” Governor Larry Hogan said.
We’re told Corporal Keith Heacook will be honored at the 2022 Fallen Heroes Day ceremony.
And keeping with tradition, Governor Hogan issued a proclamation declaring May 7th as Fallen Heroes Day, ordering flags flown at half-staff at all state facilities.