Fire Department Unveils Centennial Memorial

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 6:00 am
By: News On 6

The city of Tulsa has a new memorial that has been 100 years in the making. The memorial honors the men and women of the Tulsa Fire Department.

A Tulsa firefighter designed the memorial and a Tulsa artist brought it to life near 2nd and Cheyenne. The memorial is called 'Courage and Compassion for 100 years" and depicts how the past meets present.

"This is what our community is about. This is what our state is about. And, during this year, our 100th birthday, we thought this would be a very fitting bronze, a memorial to our brave volunteers, our brave men and women of public safety, particularly the fire department," said Don Walker with Tulsa’s Centennial Committee.

The idea for the statue began in 2000. Additional money recently became available to make the memorial a reality.

Watch the video: A Memorial Is Dedicated To Firefighters