Responders to emergency management and civil defense incidents will be memorialized in a 12-foot-high, 15-ton pyramid-shaped monument to be erected on the campus of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The monument will be dedicated on April 6, at 1 p.m.
A large bronze American eagle, sculpted by Lorenzo Ghiglieri of Oregon, tops the polished white Vermont granite monument, which was funded by donations.
The monument’s three sides represent the shared civil defense/emergency management responsibilities of federal, state, and local governments.
The public is invited to the dedication ceremonies. Attendees will have to show photo identification, and vehicles will be searched. Parking will be available on the campus. The NETC is located at 16825 South Seton Avenue.
Among the participants in the dedication program will be the Mount St. Mary’s College Band; Congressman Roscoe G. Bartlett, in whose district the monument is located; Chief R. David Paulison, U.S. Fire Administrator; and Brian Bex, of the National Civil Defense/Emergency Management Monument Commission.