Flags Honor Firefighters
On average, 100 firefighters die in the line of duty every year in the United States. Since 1881, 187 Minnesota firefighters died in the line of duty.
A Minnesota firefighter, Barry DeLude, will be among those honored Sunday at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Maryland. DeLude, a Minneapolis firefighter, died on Feb. 13, 2007.