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Fire departments across Louisiana to come together to honor fallen firefighters

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State firefighters will partner with the Walk of Honor Foundation President to honor fallen firefighters at the 2015 Louisiana Fallen Firefighter Memorial.

The memorial, to take place Saturday, April 11, will be held at 8181 Independence Boulevard.

Members of different fire departments and fire service organizations, along with families of those who died in the line of duty, will attend the memorial. The event is open and free to the public.

A new monument to be revealed at the memorial site will spotlight fallen industrial firefighters. 106 firefighters have died in the line of duty.

"These men and women selflessly give of themselves every day to protect the citizens of this great state." Says state Fire Marshal Butch Browning, "We owe a great deal to them. Let us never forget."

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