Lewiston to honor fallen firefighters

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, at 8:55 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — A stone memorial to Lewiston firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty is being dedicated in front of the city’s Central Fire Station.

For at least 25 years, the names of nine fallen firefighters have been listed on a plaque inside the station. But about a year ago, Lewiston firefighters decided they wanted a larger, more public memorial.

The 2½-ton granite monument being dedicated Saturday stands more than 7 feet tall and more than 6 feet wide and is engraved with the names of the nine Lewiston firefighters killed in the line of duty over the last century.