"We will never forget" is a theme that resonates with so many Americans as the great sacrifice of those who died in the shadow of the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. First Responders Park in Hilliard honors first responders of every branch who responded to the tragic events on 9/11. It further honors all first responders who offer up their own safety and security in order to protect our citizens each and every day in America.
On 09-11-2013, Chief J. Douglas Francis revealed a new police badge to be worn by all Officers of the Hilliard Division of Police. These badges are made in the shape of a shield to symbolize the police officer as a protector of the peace and of the people. It is worn over the hearts of our officers who make that pledge every day they put on the uniform. With engravings of the park, the fountain, the living sculpture and our flags, the new badge memorializes First Responders Park and our community’s vow that “We will never forget”.
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