- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - Plans are moving forward for a memorial at Wheeling’s Heritage Port to honor the city’s fallen firefighters.

Firefighter Robert Heldreth tells The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register (https://bit.ly/1M2F4OJ) that he’s making a final request for any other firefighters’ names that may have been left off the list.

The names of firefighters who died in the line of duty will be inscribed on a plaque attached to the bronze statue monument, which will be erected this year.

Heldreth says research has turned up 10 names currently planned for the monument.

The statue, titled “Fallen Hero,” will feature the figure of a firefighter. With the base and statue, the memorial will stand about 8 feet high.

A date for the official dedication of the monument has not been set.


Information from: The Intelligencer, https://www.theintelligencer.net

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