TUCSON - On Monday, February 28, Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres presented the Tucson Fire Department the 9-11 Image of Hope Statue at a ceremony at Fire Central.
“This statue was presented today for the men and women of the Tucson Fire Department, who do so much for this community through their work and commitment, as well as giving Tucsonans hope during those times the Tucson Fire Department is called to help.”
This statue is in honor of those who lost their lives in 9-11 and for the Tucson Firefighters who went to help in New York after the tragedy, so that we never forget.
The statue was purchased by Vikki Marshall, the former Pima Community College Governing Board Member. Marshall said she had purchased the statue in honor of her Uncle Richard Marshall, who served as the Commander of a Volunteer Fire Department and for the work she did to help firefighters during that time.
“When I saw the 9-11 Heroes statue, I thought of my uncle, his work as well as those firefighters who gave their lives during 9-11,” Marshall said. “Tucson’s firefighters went to help out during the tragedy and they were heroes, and this is just one way to never forget what they did.”
“I want to thank the men and women of our Tucson Fire Department for their commitment to their work saving lives in our community,” said Council Member Richard Fimbres. “We owe the Tucson Fire Department a debt of gratitude for what they do.”