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Missouri's fire service will hold two memorial services this weekend at the Fire Fighters Memorial of Missouri in Kingdom City to honor the state's fallen firefighters.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, a candlelight vigil will be held for all Missouri firefighters who have died while serving their communities.

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the names of eight Missouri firefighters who died in the line of duty will be added to the monument wall commemorating Missouri firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their fellow Missourians.

The ceremony will recognize six firefighters who died in 2020, one who died in 2019 and one who died in 1971. Other Missouri firefighters who died will also be remembered during the ceremonies.

The memorial is located one block northwest of the Interstate 70 and U.S. 54 intersection. In case of inclement weather, events will be moved to Auxvasse Elementary School, 650 E. Harrison St., in Auxvasse.

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