First Responders Park Memorial in Hilliard, Ohio
First Responders Park Memorial, located in downtown Hilliard, Ohio, is a memorial park built to honor the victims and service personnel of the September 11th tragedy.
This park is the largest one of its kind aside from the park built at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. The theme of the park is “We will never forget” and includes steel from the twin towers. The focal point of the memorial is a stainless steel sculpture created by a local artist. New elements will be added to the piece each year to keep the event forever in the public’s mind.
Fire and Police Departments collected and made donations to make this park possible. The city also started a fund in 2008 specifically for the creation of this park. The public may purchase a paver or donate to the fund by stopping by the Municipal Building.
More information and a video about the project can be found at http://hilliardohio.gov/live/firstresponderspark.aspx.