Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Missouri Firefighter's Memorial

Missouri Firefighter's Memorial, Angel Drive, Kingdom City, Missouri. The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri was founded in 1954, this memorial to the fallen firefighters "Firefighter in Prayer" was dedicated May 18, 2002. There are plans for a museum and educational center nearby. This memorial sits right off of and right along Interstate 70 at the Kingdom Hall exit. In addition to the wall to Line of Duty Deaths there are walls for those who passed with 10 years or more of service on the Distinguished Service Walls. This is actually the second "Firefighter in Prayer" statue. The first was in transport to this site on September 11, 2001. On September 19, 2001 the FDNY accepted the original statue from Missouri's Fire Service in honor of the 343 firefighters killed in the fall of the World Trade Center. The original statue remains in New York City at 8th Avenue and 41st Street where it will remain permanently.  

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