Honor our local Fire, Police, and EMS with the Lebanon County First Responders Memorial

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Lebanon County currently has 37 fire companies, 13 police departments and 8 ambulance services to respond to the emergencies of over 140,000 residents. Many of these first responders are volunteers who dedicate their time and lives to the welfare and safety of their neighbors, and it is our belief that it is time that all of these heroes were honored, whether they are paid or volunteer, and whether they are actively serving, retired, or made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

 

Countless such memorials exist in communities across our country. Every state in the nation with the exception of Pennsylvania and Hawaii has a monument to firefighters lost in the line of duty. On a recent visit to Cape May County, New Jersey, the founder of this project - a retired firefighter and paramedic himself with a multigenerational legacy in service - came upon a very touching Memorial to the Emergency Personnel of Cape May County, both past and present. This memorial served as the inspiration to bring this tribute to our community.

 

Our vision for this monument includes tribute monuments to Fire, Police and EMS First Responders with Honor Walls with the names of First Responders lost in the line of duty. We plan on working with local tradespeople and artists to construct the monument and have been in contact with a nationally renowned metalworker to design a touching centerpiece in honor of the First Responders and their families. To supplement funding for this project, we intend to sell personalized laser-engraved bricks and paving stones to allow the community to contribute and leave their own lasting words and impressions for future generations.

 

This monument is currently in the early planning stages with Lebanon County government officials. By signing this petition, we the public show our support and desire to honor the brave men and women who protect us every day.