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    Worcester MA.- Firefighters memorial designs on view

    Tuesday, July 6, 2004

    Firefighters memorial designs on view

    Public can view designs for firefighters memorial

    Melanie Mangum
    T&G STAFF



    WORCESTER- The Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Committee has announced a public invitation to view more than 150 design entries for the Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial.

    The public viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Alden Memorial Hall at WPI, 100 Institute Road.

    The Worcester Fire Fighters Committee is establishing a memorial and a memorial park to honor six Worcester firefighters who died during the Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. fire Dec. 3, 1999.

    "The substantial number of entries and the caliber of the designers who have inquired about submitting designs leads our committee to believe that we will have a superlative design for the memorial," said Michael J. Donoghue, chairman of the Worcester Fire Fighters Committee.

    "This would be the most fitting tribute to the valor of the six brave firefighters who sacrificed their lives for our safety," Mr. Donoghue said in a press release. "Our committee has made a commitment that the public share in the tribute to our fallen heroes, and this public viewing is just one of the ways we are honoring that commitment."

    A blue-ribbon jury will meet in Worcester July 8 and 9, to select the five first-stage winners in a two-stage national design competition, to determine the ultimate design for the memorial and memorial park.

    The jury will meet privately to review the 150-plus entries, solicited in a nationwide campaign last spring. The Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Committee is scheduled to announce the names of the five first-stage winners Monday.

    The memorial and memorial park construction is estimated to cost between $3 million and $5 million, and will be located next to Worcester Fire Department headquarters off Grove Street, at Salisbury Pond, across from Institute Park. The project is to be built through a public fund-raising campaign.

    The Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Committee began working in late 2001 to establish a memorial to honor Firefighters Paul A. Brotherton, Jeremiah M. Lucey and Joseph T. McGuirk, and Lts. Timothy P. Jackson, James F. "Jay" Lyons III and Thomas E. Spencer.

    Five finalist picked .See link below.
    http://www.fallen-heroes.org/News/stageone.html

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    The Worcester Six

    Firefighter Paul A. Brotherton, Lt.Timothy P. Jackson, Firefighter Jeremiah M. Lucey, Lt.James F. "Jay" Lyons III, Firefighter Joseph T. McGuirk and Lt. Thomas E. Spencer

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