Two of Connecticut's bravest were memorialized by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Maryland on Sunday.
Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell and New Britain deputy chief David Fiori were killed in the line of duty last year. Their names will be etched into the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in the coming days, along with 85 others.
Their loss was felt far and wide as hundreds came to pay their final respects.
President Barack Obama attended the ceremony.
"Every single day men and women leave their homes, leave their families to save the lives of people they've never met," Obama said.
Fiori, a 36-year veteran of the New Britain Fire Department, died in May of last year at the firehouse after responding to several calls during his shift.
At his memorial service, he was described as highly regarded and a "go-to" chief.
Last weekend, Bell was honored at the 13th annual state firefighters memorial service in Windsor Locks.
The capital city native was killed almost a year ago while battling a fire on Blue Hills Avenue, just a few hundred feet from his fire house, Engine Company 16.
A candlelight vigil for Bell is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at the Liberty Christian Center in Hartford.
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