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Firm Selected To Design Fallen Firefighter Memorial

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ST. PAUL (WCCO) — An architecture firm has been selected to design the Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial, planned for the State Capitol grounds.

Leo A Daly will provide the design, management and cost estimates for the memorial that will honor Minnesota firefighters killed in the line of duty.

The memorial is approximately 6,000-square-feet that features a landscaped garden and paved assembly area. Construction of the memorial will be around $500,000, which was completely funded by Minnesota firefighters.

The bronze sculpture of a firefighter rescuing a child — previously on display at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport — will be the focal point of the memorial. The names of all Minnesota fallen firefighters will be inscribed in columns of a large monolith.

A wall with the names of all 791 fire departments throughout the state will also be included in the memorial.

Construction will begin in May and be completed by September.

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