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Monday, December 9, 2019

The Firefighters Memorial Monument in Harrisburg

The Firefighters Memorial Monument is located along North Front Street near the intersection of Verbeke Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. If you're familiar with the area you'll find it sitting along the banks of the beautiful Susquehanna River. We enjoy taking walks along the riverfront during the late spring and early fall season. Beautiful views of the Susquehanna River!

Here's some information about the Firefighters Memorial Monument and historical marker that you'll find on the site.
The Firefighters Memorial Monument in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

This statue, plaza and site perpetually commemorates the past and present dedication, skill and contributions of the men and women of the fires 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.
The Firefighters Memorial Monument in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

There is a plaque on the side of the monument that states the following information:

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

If you're interested in following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail and/or interested in waymarking them you can find additional information in our Historical Markers section right here on the Pennsylvania and Beyond Travel Blog.

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