Warren County Fire and EMS Monument
Following the events of September 11, 2001 in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., the members of our association began discussing the possibility of creating a monument to honor the dedicated men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice – A Line of Duty Death – in Warren County, Ohio.
Because of the countless hours of time (volunteer or paid), sacrificing family gatherings, holiday events and giving of themselves to help their fellow man, it was decided this monument would also honor ALL of the dedicated Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians who serve or have served with a department in Warren County.
The decision was made to move forward and raise the money needed for just such a tribute in 2002. By the summer of 2002 it was apparent we would raise the minimum money needed to purchase the black granite stone for the monument. But other work would be needed so the efforts continued. Donations continued to come to the association for the project. By the winter of 2002, the association began developing plans for a dedication ceremony.
On May 2, 2003 the Warren County Fire Chief’s Association dedicated the “Warren County Fire and EMS Monument” at a ceremony honoring those who perished in the line of duty. The association also paid re- spect to the countless people who had served the Fire/EMS service and all who make up the Fire and EMS departments serving Warren County today. On September 11, 2011 a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held at the site of the Memorial.
Warren County 9/11 Memorial
On September 11, 2011 a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held at the site of the Memorial.
On September 11, 2012 at 9:58, the exact time the south tower of the World Trade Center began to fall, the Warren County 9/11 Memorial was unveiled. It includes (2) granite towers and a pedestal that houses an actual piece of I-Beam from the towers. Flanking the memorial are (2) benches – one to remember the heroic victims who took down the plane hijackers and even- tually crashed into a Pennsylvania field, and the other to remember Warren County natives Wendy Faulkner and Robert Peraza, who were killed in the towers.
THE ANNUAL 9/11 MEMORIAL WILL OCCUR ON 9/11 OF EACH YEAR FROM 8:15-9:00am on Memorial Drive in Lebanon, OH.