Monday, September 12, 2011
One of Callaway County’s connections with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., is the Firefighters Memorial statue in Kingdom City.
The six-foot by six-foot bronze statue is an exact duplicate of a statue that was given to the city of New York to honor fallen New York firefighters lost when both World Trade Center towers were destroyed when hijacked airliners crashed into them.
The firm that created the statue, Pittsburgh-based Matthews International Corporation, donated it to the City of New York after the Firefighters Association of Missouri approved of the donation.
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