Richardsville Fire Department 9/11 Memorial
A piece of the world trade center is resting as a 9/11 memorial at the Richardsville Fire Department.
The large piece of steel is there to pay tribute to everyone who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The nearly 3,000 casualties that day included hundreds of firefighters and 60 police officers.
“So we felt a memorial here at the Richardsville Fire Department station 1 would be a good place to honor the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11,” said Chris Smith, Captain.
“Their sacrifice, means a lot, we put our lives on the line to help our community and our fellow brothers as well,” said Daniel Lorchak, Lieutenant.
The 9/11 memorial is open to the public at any time. There are benches and lights that surround the memorial.
9/11 Memorial Location: RFD Station 1 – 1185 Richardsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101
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The Kentucky Fallen Firefighter Memorial is a tangible tribute to those individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
Raising over 19 feet in the air, is one of the memorials focal points, a stainless steel multifaceted Maltese cross, the national symbol of firefighters. Supporting this cross is the massive polished black granite obelisk. The obelisk’s pedestal is hand etched with a collage of firefighters in action, using many different types of equipment and in different firefighting situations. The two polished black granite wings, both left and right of the pedestal have been designated for the names of all our fallen firefighters to be permanently engraved. At the present time there are more than 255 names on the wall.
You have the opportunity to participate in this lasting memorial project by purchasing a paver. The walkway leading up to the memorial is paved with the names of firefighters who have served diligently and have slipped from our presence. Their presence and service in the local community will be missed with the same feeling of loss. Pavers may also be engraved with the names of organizations or associations. Paver Information.