Recently, we remembered the everyday heroes in our communities. First responders such as police, firefighters and dispatchers were honored for their strength and courage on September 11 at churches throughout Clinton.
In Clinton there is a way to honor our local heroes all year long. The First Responder memorial at Downey Park is a constant reminder of the men and women who serve and protect us everyday. Clinton Police Chief Mike Reidy says that 40 more bricks bearing the names of local or non-local responders will be going into the memorial.
[audio:downeypark1.mp3]A Word From Chief Reidy[/audio]
Chief Reidy brick orders can be made all year long, as the wall is an ongoing project. He hopes that this memorial will become a source of pride for anyone who wants to honor First responders.
[audio:downeypark2.mp3]A Word From Chief Reidy[/audio]
Any public servant with or without ties to the Clinton community is welcome to have their name on the memorial according to Reidy.
[audio:downeypark3.mp3]A Word From Chief Reidy[/audio]
Chief Reidy says each year the wall will be added on to, and again hopes for the project to continue on for many years in the future.
For more information on how to buy a brick you can contact Chief Reidy at the Clinton Police Dept. at 935-9441.