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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The government shutdown has impacted a ceremony that pays tribute to our fallen firefighters, and that has an Ark-La-Tex family frustrated.

5 years ago, Shreveport Fire Department Battalion Chief Tommy Adams suffered a paralyzing fall from a fire truck. He eventually died from his injuries.

Tommy's widow Traci Adams recently traveled to Maryland to attend the National fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.

When they got there they found out the event had to be moved because it was on federal land.

Traci says she and her kids have already seen his name on the memorial, and that has helped in their grieving process. But she says many of the new families arriving for the first time won't get that chance.

So Traci has a message for legislators. "Stop acting like ya'll are a bunch of battling teenagers. And work together, and get the country back to where it needs to be, open the parks, open our national memorials," says Traci.

These memorials are held every year for fallen fire fighters. Three Shreveport fire fighters are honored at these memorials.

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