It has been such a cool experience for the Event Shuttle Service team to get involved with the Wilmington Firefighter’s Memorial. The Memorial was built in honor of the seven fallen Wilmington firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty serving the Wilmington community as well as the 343 NYC firefighters that perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks. Event Shuttle Service is thrilled to be able to donate $5,000 to the Memorial, which also happened to be the final amount they needed to push them over their goal of the $250,000 needed to build and maintain the Memorial.
Mike and I first learned about the Memorial when we sponsored the Port City Young Professionals 5 Year Anniversary Celebration back in April that raised $1,000 for the Memorial. After learning about the history of the Memorial and what it represented, we knew we wanted to be a part of it in an impactful way. Turns out, they only needed $5,000 to reach their goal and we knew we wanted to cross that finish line with them.
Thank you to Fire Chief Buddy Martinette and Campaign Chair, Louise McColl for being such great hosts for us, our family, and our drivers that came to the check presentation at Empie Park Fire Station. We had a nice breakfast, meaningful presentation, and the kids were able to ride in the fire truck and took home some souvenirs including red firefighter hats. We also has some fun with the Wilmington Firefighters (see below). Thank you all so much for all you do to serve our community.
When you stop by the Memorial at Empie Park Fire Station, look for the boots and engraved brick from Event Shuttle!
The memorial honors the seven Wilmington firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty since the department began in the mid 1800s, as well as the 343 NYC firefighters who perished during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The memorial is surrounded by seven statues representing Wilmington’s fallen firefighters. A bronze statue of a firefighter in the center holds a piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center following the attack on 9-11. Photos of the dedication on September 11, 2013 can be viewed here.
See a Full Album of Photos for the Check Presentation Below