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City officials break ground on firefighter memorial

November 15, 2022 - Mayor Ken Welch, Fire Chief James Large and city council members participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning for a new memorial honoring St. Petersburg’s firefighters who died in the line of duty. MGA Sculpture Studio is constructing the memorial, located on the east shore of Demens Landing Park and overlooking Tampa Bay. According to a press release, the memorial features a bell, obelisk, aluminum plate, flag and bunker gear to symbolize the dedication, commitment and collective spirit of the city’s firefighters.

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