Firefighters Memorial

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Firefighters Memorial is a picture, with genre photograph and sculpture.

It was created on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Worthington Libraries is the Contributor. Gena Smith is the Photographer. Ron Dewey is the Sculptor.

Shown here is the bronze statue titled, “Missing But Not Forgotten,” which stands on the grounds of Worthington’s Fire Department. Created by Ron Dewey in 2013, the statue acts as the centerpiece of The City of Worthington Firefighter’s Community Park, which honors past present and future Worthington firefighters. In addition to the sculpture, the park includes benches, tribute flags, and a brick wall that honors past members of Worthington and Sharon Township emergency services. Individuals in the community were able to support the creation of the park in a number of ways. On July 14th, 2011 the Worthington Inn hosted a dinner and raffle to raise money for the project. Community members could also purchase engraved pavers that could be laid in the walkways around the park.

The placard on the statue’s base includes the poem, “When you weep for me” which reads:

Brother when you weep for me
Remember it was meant to be
Lay me down and when you leave
Remember I'll be at your sleeve
In every dark and choking hall
I'll be there as you slowly crawl
On every roof in driving snow
I'll hold your coat and you will know
In cellars hot with searing heat
At windows where a gate you'll meet
In closets where young children hide
You know I'll be there at your side
The house from which I now respond
Is overstaffed with heroes gone
Men who answered one last bell
Did the job and did it well
As firefighters we understand
That death's a card dealt in our hand
A card we hope we never play
But one we hold there anyway
That card is something that we ignore
As we crawl across a weakened floor
For we know that we are the only prayer
For any one who might be there
So remember as you wipe your tears
The joy I knew throughout the years
As I did the job I loved to do
I pray this thought will see you through.

It covers the topics memorials and fire departments.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Old Worthington Library.

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The Worthington Memory identification code is wpl0467_001.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on December 3, 2019. It was last updated December 5, 2019.