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CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT THE FALLEN 21

CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT THE FALLEN 21

Bill Cosgrove Idofires © 2018

Memorial to the Fallen 21 and Chicago Firefighters..

Sculptor: S. Thomas Scarff

Dedicated: Dec 22, 2004..

 

Prior to Sep 11, the nation's deadliest fire, at one place, was the Dec 22, 1910 fire at the Chicago Stockyards. It killed 21 Chicago firefighters, including Fire Marshall James Horan.

 

The Chicago Stockyard Fire Memorial is a "Memorial to the Fallen 21, as well as all Chicago Firefighters who gave their lives to protect the City." The memorial includes an 8-foot-high bronze and aluminum sculpture. Also, there is a "Wall of Honor" bearing the names of all the Chicago Fire Department firefighters and paramedics who have died in the line of duty. The memorial is be located right behind the original stone gate that leads into the Stockyards.