Age Minimum (with Adult): 13+, Minimum Age:18+
Commemorating those who gave their lives on 9/11
September is National Emergency Preparedness month and join us as we remember and honor those who gave their lives on 9/11 at Ivy Hill Cemetery.
Volunteers, 13 and older, will hear about heroism and how to be prepared in case of an emergency. After that brief introduction, we will clean and beautifiy this over 200 year old cemetery and remember all those who are buried there.
In Ivy Hill, there is a stone obelisk memorial to seven firemen who were tragically killed in a fire in Alexandria in 1855. The fountain, originally dedicated in 1970 in memory of the Alexandria Fire Department, was rededicated on October 12, 2001, in a somber service remembering the events of 9/11 and the service members of FDNY.
In 2001 the fountain was renovated, granite replaced the brick with plans made to use the sides of the granite fountain as memorials for Fire and EMS personal to be intered around the fountain. No one knew that this renovation would set the stage to rededicate the fountain and memorialize so many fire service personnel that gave “the last full measure,” on that tragic day. The full inscription on the fountain reads:
The numbers used to summon fire and emergency services, have been given a terrible, new significance by the terrorist attack on America. Today, Oct.12, 2001, we rededicate this Friendship Fountain and remember, with awed respect and humble gratitude, all from F.D.N.Y. who gave “the last full measure” on 9 11 2001.
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