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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Firefighters' Memorial Monument

Firefighters' Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
1. Firefighters' Memorial Monument Marker
Inscription.  This statue, plaza and site perpetually commemorates the past and present dedication, skill and contributions of the men and women of the fire service of the City of Harrisburg and of this Commonwealth and Nation.

Forever shall this site memorialize those who have been lost in the line-of-duty. The service, sacrifice, valor and courage of such fire-fighters inspire and embolden the Nation and this City. Their names are enshrined for all time for their supreme and gallant effort for Country and Community in the never-ending cause of protecting Life and Property. That so many would be so dedicated defines the American Spirit for future generations.

This monument was restored in 2002 and rededicated on the First Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, when 343 firefighters of the Fire Department of New York were lost. The City of Harrisburg, administrator of Pennsylvania Task Force One, was the first dispatched to respond to the site of the former World Trade Center in the wake of national tragedy on a day when over 3000 lost their lives. In remembrance of this history in salute to the heroism
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and professionalism of the Task Force and all in the fire service of America and this City, this Monument is further dedicated.

Restoration by Marshall Gold Leaf and Art Conservation Studios, Houck & Company, Inc. and the City of Harrisburg
Stephen R. Reed
September 11, 2002
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
Location. 40° 16.074′ N, 76° 53.572′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Memorial is at the intersection of N. Front Street and Verbeke Street, on the left when traveling south on N. Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. Horace McFarland (a few steps from this marker); “Never Again” (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sunken Gardens (about 400 feet away); Paxtang Manor (about 400 feet away); Mira Lloyd Dock Residence (about 700 feet away); Mira Lloyd Dock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engleton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
Firefighters' Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
2. Firefighters' Monument
Plaque on Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
3. Plaque on Monument
Erected by the
Volunteer Fire Department
of the
City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
in honor of valiant services
rendered by its members during
The World War 1917 - 1919
Dedicated 1924
These gave their lives
Benjamin H. Boggs
Herbert D. Harry
Clarance L. Hinkle
Louis E. Houseal
John C. Peifer, Jr.
Charles W. Revie
Edward L. Selway
Frank E. Ziegler
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,568 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on November 10, 2020. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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