The City of Auburndale and its Auburndale Fire Department are delighted to Light the Night from September 27 to October 4, in participation with communities from around the nation to pay tribute to fallen firefighters. It is a special week, led by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives in the line of duty.
Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters is a week-long event where landmarks, fire departments, and homes are decorated in glow of red lights. The display of fire engine red is not only to remember the fallen, but also their families that have had to go through the grief of losing their loved ones.
The light displays will be presented from Sunday, September 27, until the following Sunday, when the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will hold their memorial event. On Sunday, October 4, the lives of 82 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 21 firefighters who died in previous years will be honored during America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters online at 10:00 am (EDT).
You can visit the following locations to check out the display of red lights:
- Auburndale City Hall – 1 Bobby Green Plaza
- Auburndale Fire Department – 100 Ariana Avenue
- Main Street – Downtown Auburndale
Light the Night was created in 2017 by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to honor the 25th anniversary of the foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. In 2018, Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters expanded to include fire department tributes. So as dusk turns to dark, please join us in remembering our nation’s brave men and women.