2015 Weekend of Tribute

Weekend of Tribute 
June 25 – 28, 2015

The events are hosted in two cities; Littleton and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The following is schedule of events for the Weekend of Tribute. If you plan on attending the full weekend of events, we recommend you fly into Denver on Thursday morning, June 25 and rent a car for the drive to Colorado Springs (approx. 1 hr. drive) on Friday June 26 following the Air Medical Memorial Services. All of the Memorial events are non-denominational.

If you have any questions about the Weekend, please do not hesitate to contact:

Steven Sweeney, Founder, Air Medical Memorial at ssweeney@amcs3.org
Christina Gasparich, Director, Behind the Wings Family Support Network cgasparich@amcs3.org
Rande McCrary, Board Member, National EMS Memorial Service at randemccrary@sbcglobal.net
Robert Collett, Colorado Route Coordinator, National EMS Memorial Bike Ride at robert.collett@uchealth.org

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.

2015 Memorial Service

June 27 – 28, 2015 Colorado Springs, Colorado

We are proud to honor those who gave their lives in the line of duty in 2014. Each year, families, friends and coworkers from around the nation come together during this Weekend of Tribute. This weekend of events not only recognizes and honors their sacrifice, but also provides support to the loved ones who are left behind. Please join us for these important and meaningful events.

2015 National EMS Memorial Service Honorees

Raymond ‘Ray’ Bernard Allison
Sterling County EMS
Sterling City, Texas

James ‘Jamie’ Butler
TriState CareFlight
Santa Fe, New Mexico

David Cavigneaux
TriState CareFlight
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Monica Chavez
Elite Medical Transport
El Paso, Texas

Erasmus ‘Johan’ van der Colff IV
Air Evac Lifeteam
Duncan, Oklahoma

Benjamin J. ‘Jay’ Finney
Sedwick County EMS
Wichita, Kansas

Gerald ‘Garry’ Hammer
Parkview-LaGrange County EMS
LaGrange, Indiana

Michael Howard
Jewett EMS, Inc.
Jewett, Texas

Juan Alfredo ‘Freddy’ Martinez
Elite Medical Transport
El Paso, Texas

Dennis Houston Rushing
ASAP Ambulance
Laurel, Mississippi

Rebecca Serkey
TriState CareFlight
Santa Fe, New Mexico

William ‘Alan’ Smith
ASAP Ambulance
Laurel, Mississippi

Leslie Stewart
Air Evac Lifeteam
Duncan, Oklahoma

Taurean Summers
Elite Medical Transport
El Paso, Texas

Will Wiita
Coldspring-Excelsior Fire Dept.
Kalkaska, Michigan

Honor Guards

American Medical Response EMS Honor Guard
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Austin-Travis County EMS Honor Guard
Austin, Texas
City of Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS Honor Guard
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue Honor Guard
Spotsylvania, Virginia
City of Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS Honor Guard
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Township EMS Honor Guard
Township, Pennsylvania
FDNY Bureau of EMS Ceremonial Detail Unit
Brooklyn, New York
Forest Park EMS Honor Guard
Forest Park, Oklahoma
Minnesota EMS Honor Guard
Saint Cloud, MinnesotaMissouri
EMS Honor Guard
Flint Hill, Missouri
Sedgwick County EMS Honor Guard
Wichita, Kansas
Stamford EMS Honor Guard
Stamford, Connecticut
Sussex County EMS Honor Guard
Georgetown, Delaware
Tri-County EMS Association EMS Honor
Baldwin, Wisconsin