Visitors to the capitol city recently saw the dome of the Missouri State Capitol building and the Governor’s Mansion illuminated in red. The red lighting was meant to honor fallen firefighters and to recognize National Fire Prevention Week.
Of the decision to light the dome red, Gov. Parson said, “As part of Missouri’s Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters commemoration, we proudly honor firefighters who gave their life in service to their community. The sacrifices they made, and that firefighters everywhere continue to make, will never be forgotten. As we see the challenges these brave men and women are facing across the country, we must also remember the importance of fire safety and understand that fire prevention is a job for all.”
The dome and the mansion were illuminated in red each evening to represent firefighters across the state and nation. The lighting coordinates with the annual memorial weekend of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend is the official national tribute to firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Missouri will hold a virtual memorial service for our fallen firefighters on October 11.
As always, it is an honor to serve you.
Representative Allen Andrews, District 1, Missouri State Capitol, Room 407, 201 West Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65101; Telephone: 573-751-9465; Allen.Andrews@house.mo.gov
Allen Andrews is the First District State Representative.