Hilliard/Norwich Township First Responders Park Dedication, Sept 11, 2010

Please join the members of the Hilliard Division of Police and the Norwich Township Fire Department

Saturday, September 11, 2010

12:00 p.m.

~Downtown Old Hilliard~

Norwich Township Fire Department as we dedicate “First Responders Park”

A very special dedication is planned for the City of Hilliard’s “First Responders Park” at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2010. This park is a memorial to the nearly 2,800 Americans who lost their lives in the three terrorist attacks of September 11th and it is being dedicated to the 400 plus “first responders” who died that day saving others.

The First Responders Park is the largest memorial of its kind in the United States outside of the monuments at the three individual terrorist attack locations in New York, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, PA. The $1.9 million park features over 6 tons of steel recovered from “Ground Zero,” three large granite walls engraved with the names of the 2,800 Americans lost and a reflecting pool with a flag lined plaza.

We are inviting all police officers and firefighters to join in what should be a stirring and memorable moment. We are planning on all police officers and firefighters to line up at the Joint Safety Services Complex (5171 Northwest Parkway) and parade to the park together in a sign of unity and respect for our fallen comrades. The event will coincide with “Old Hilliard Fest” and the column of officers and firefighters will be led through Old Hilliard to the park where thousands of people are expected to attend.

The parade will be led by Honor Guards and Pipe & Drum Corps from numerous public safety organizations and military units

All police officers and firefighters should dress in uniform and arrive at the Safety Complex between 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. We will line up all personnel, Honor Guards and Pipe & Drum Corps starting at 11:30 am and “step-off” at 11:50 am for the ten minute walk to the park.

We will have light refreshments before and after the dedication at the Safety Complex.

We Look Forward To Your Participation.

If your agency has an Honor Guard or Pipe & Drum Unit and would like to participate in this memorable event, please contact Sgt. John Higgins at 614.334.2328 or e-mail at sgt.higgins@cityofhilliard.com for more information.