Wilmington Firefighter’s Memorial


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10/22/2013 -

Only one week before the Wilmington Firefighters’ Memorial was set to be unveiled, it was just a mound of dirt. Thanks to the help of volunteers from the community, local businesses and emergency responder personnel from our area, the monument was officially dedicated on schedule on Sept. 11 at Empie Park Fire Station. The station is located at 3403 Park Avenue, Wilmington, N.C.

The memorial honors the seven Wilmington firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty since the department began in the mid 1800s, as well as the 343 NYC firefighters who perished during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The memorial is surrounded by seven statues representing Wilmington’s fallen firefighters. A bronze statue of a firefighter in the center holds a piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center following the attack on 9-11.

You are invited to stop by the station and visit the memorial.

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The cost of the memorial and its installation is funded through donations. More information is available at www.wfdfirefightersmemorial.org.
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