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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Firefighters Memorial in My City

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I don't know all that went into choosing our small city as the home for the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial. I only know the dedication ceremony for this Memorial was held in June of 2010.


Here in my city, nestled in a quiet peaceful bend of the Wisconsin River, stands this lovely park of honoring and remembering our state's fallen firefighters.


The visitor's center is just gorgeous against its lush green background.


Won't you come inside with me?


Smokey, hat in hand to honor our fallen, greets us as we enter.


This beautiful vintage fire truck can be viewed through protective windows.


Up in the loft is a vignette of vintage fire fighting accoutrements.


In one corner stands this tribute, made of actual fragments from the tragedy, to the firefighters who lost their lives in the Twin Towers on 9/11.


And outside the grounds are simply lovely.


They are spotted with reminders of those who gave all.


The American Flag, the Wisconsin Flag, and the Wisconsin Firefighters Flag.


There are paths to wander - - -


And places to sit, remember, and think.


Across this bridge from the visitor's center - - -


Is the Wall of Remembrance with the names of Wisconsin Firefighters lost in the line of duty all the way back to 1902.


In front of the wall is this statue depicting firefighters rescuing one of their fallen.


I hope you have enjoyed visiting the Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial with me today.

Now please hurry over to Unknown Mami's to see what others have shared of their cities.


Joining Unknown Mami
For Sundays in my City.

My city is Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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18 comments:

Wayne W Smith said...

Very nice. What a great place to learn about and appreciate fire fighters.

Heather Smith said...

What a neat place! Wish our Fire Fighter museum had such a nice tranquil outdoor space!

del king said...

What a beautiful place to remember those who give so much. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Matherne said...

Saludos a Smokey too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Keetha this is a fabulous memorial. Thanks for taking us on a tour today. Hugs, Linda

Tara R. said...

The memorial and grounds are absolutely gorgeous. A fitting tribute to first responders.

StarTraci said...

What a beautiful place and a lovely tribute to real heroes. I lived in New York on 9/11 so I was especially moved by the Towers display.

Thanks for sharing!

:-)
Traci

Charlotte said...

What a great place to visit!

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely place!

Tami said...

This is gorgeous! A very nice tribute to those who risk their lives to save others. What an awesome thing your town has done too.

Vidya Sury said...

What a beautiful tribute, Keetha. Firemen have to be so brave to risk their lives to save others. I've always found they're totally dedicated.

Wonderful to see this memorial. Thanks for sharing.

Love, Vidya

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks like a beautiful memorial.

Mimi said...

HI KEETHA!!!!!
That museum looks like alot of fun....and considering how many firefighter friends we have ..we would love to visit. The smokey bear was my fav!!! And that London phone booth!!
I hope your weather is nice...and it is raining again!!!
I am off to Orlando this week...Praying Issac does not bring to much rain...going to help our daughter move into Her first HOME..she is a HOME OWNER!!!
hugs,
jamie

blogitse said...

Beautiful memorial for those whose work is hard and so important!

jacquelineb said...

That is such a gorgeous place, what a nice memorial! The effort that's gone into it is wonderful.

Erin said...

That is really cool! Looks like a beautiful place.

42N said...

I think the statues are outstanding. We can never repay our police and firefights enough. Nice writeup.

Unknown Mami said...

Such a touching memorial. I'm sorry that any have ever had to lose their lives in the line of duty.