OOS Sculpture

Marion County Firefighters Memorial

Date Unknown / Creator Unknown / Marion

Marion County Firefighters Memorial Close-Up Front View

A statue of a firefighter wearing a helmet and holding an axe in his left hand who is climbing a ladder. The figure seems to emerge from the top of a granite base with the name of the memorial on it. Two granite walls flank the base, one with an inscription of the Firefighter's Prayer and the other with the honor roll of Marion County firefighters who died in the line of duty.

The memorial sits right off Delaware Ave, just to the left when you enter the Marion Cemetery.

Location: Marion Cemetery, 620 Delaware Ave

County

: Marion

Citation

: “Marion County Firefighters Memorial,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed June 12, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1871.

Title

Marion County Firefighters Memorial

Description

A statue of a firefighter wearing a helmet and holding an axe in his left hand who is climbing a ladder. The figure seems to emerge from the top of a granite base with the name of the memorial on it. Two granite walls flank the base, one with an inscription of the Firefighter's Prayer and the other with the honor roll of Marion County firefighters who died in the line of duty.

The memorial sits right off Delaware Ave, just to the left when you enter the Marion Cemetery.

Contributor

Identifier

1871

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

620 Delaware Ave

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

4 feet, 6 inches

Media Base Height

4 feet

Materials

Inscription

North wall: "Firefighters' Prayer
When I am called to duty, God
Whenever flames may rage
Give me strength to save some life
Whatever be its age,
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate
Enable me to be alert and
Hear the weakest shout
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out
I want to fill my calling and
To give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor and
Protect his property
And if according to God's will
I am to lose my life
Please bless with your protecting hand
My children and my wife."
South wall: "Honor Role / In memory of those firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice by giving their lives in the line of duty"
Followed by a list of 11 names, then name of the fire department, and the date of death for Marion County firefighters who died in the line of duty. (The dates range from 1935 to 1997)