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Favorite thing: The Volunteer Firemen Monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds is in honor of volunteer firemen in the state who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The monument consists of an engraved ganite pedestal topped by a bronze statue of a fireman holding a baby. The monument was erected by the State Firemen's Association of Texas in 1896.

Listed on the base of the monument are then names of several firemen, going back to 1877, along with the dates and the name of the fire in which they lost their lives. These inscriptions are incomplete and contain a few errors, however they remain because of the monument's historical value. Names may still be added at the request of local fire departments.

State Firemen's Memorial

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  • Updated Jan 26, 2007
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