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.