Groundbreaking planned for World Trade Center memorial

. May 26, 2016.

A major step towards bringing a monument dedicated to police officers and firefighters, 911 First Responders Last Call Memorial, will take place during a public groundbreaking ceremony at 1 pm on Friday, May 27 in Toledo Memorial Park.  

The 911 First Responders Last Call Memorial will include a beam from the World Trade Center. After construction, the memorial will be dedicated later this summer.  The monument has been named to honor first responders.  The title also refers to respects The Last Call, an important part of the funeral or memorial service of a police officer or firefighter where a bell is tolled to recall the first time a ringing bell called them to duty and to signal that the alarm has ended.   

“We have been working to make this a reality for years, and we didn’t know for a long time whether we would receive a piece,” said Jeff Clegg, president of Toledo Memorial Park. “We are thrilled to bring this memorial to the region, to honor those who are there when we are at our worst or in our greatest need.”

U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and Bob Latta, R-Ohio, have been invited to speak along with Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough and the police and fire chiefs of Sylvania and Sylvania Township. Toledo Memorial Park is located at 6382 Monroe Street, Sylvania, Ohio.