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First Responders Park

The First Responders Park, in the center of Old Hilliard, memorializes those who died on 9/11 and pays tribute to the 403 First Responders who died making the ultimate sacrifice for their community. In 2010, a delegation of 20 individuals representing the City of Hilliard, Hilliard Police Department, The Norwich Township Fire Department, and the Hilliard community made the two day round-trip from Hilliard to New York City to escort home seven tons of steel from the World Trade Center.

This memorial features granite walls inscribed with the names of those who lost their lives, a reflecting pool, personalized pavers, a monument honoring fallen officers, and a metal sculpture made from the steel of the World Trade Center.

The park serves as a gathering place for somber reflection during an annual memorial service hosted by the city on the anniversaries of 9/11.

The First Responders Park is a place of reflection and remembrance. Every year we hold services to honor those lost in the line of service. You can learn more about these annual events here.

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