WHAT: Welcoming of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride to Arlington, VA
WHEN: Friday, May 20 at 4:00 p.m. (approximately)
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Independence Center A
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Media inquiries and interview requests, please contact:
Sara Hunt, Public Relations Coordinator
Tammy Chatman, PIO
WHO: Families, friends, and colleagues of EMS and air medical professionals who lost
their lives in the line of duty as well as EMS legacy personnel who have died of natural
or non-employment-related causes will gather to cheer the National EMS Memorial Bike
Riders as they roll into Arlington. The riders will be led by law enforcement and
fire/EMS vehicles as they proceed to the hotel. Bagpipe and drum corps along with honor
guards from around the United States will also be there to welcome the riders.
DETAILS: Each of the 100 participants will be carrying dog tags inscribed with the
names of 90 individuals that they have ridden in honor and memory of over the past
seven days. The riders will present their dog tags to the awaiting families, friends or
colleagues. A short ceremony will follow the dog tag presentations. A team from HOPE
Animal-assisted Crisis Response ( www.hopeaacr.org ) will also be on hand at the event.
The Weekend of Honor is organized and hosted by the following volunteer-staffed
organizations: National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, National EMS Memorial Service, and
the National EMS Memorial Foundation. The lives of 32 air medical and EMS providers
who died in the line of duty in 2015 will be honored and celebrated on Saturday evening,
May 21, at the National EMS Memorial Service. See http://www.national-emsmemorial.
org/events-2/weekend-of-tribute for more information on the specific event
times and locations.
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National EMS Memorial Service:
For more information, visit https://www.national-ems-memorial.org. “Like” us on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/NEMSMS; Follow us on Twitter at @NEMSMS and
National EMS Memorial Foundation:
For more information, visit www.emsmemorial.com. “Like” us on Facebook at
Foundation/139542192884813?fref=ts; Follow us on Twitter at @EMSmemorial
National EMS Memorial Bike Ride:
For more information, visit www.muddyangels.org. “Like” us on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/muddyangels; Follow us on Twitter at @nemsmbr and on
Instagram at @nemsmbr.