ANDERSON, SC – The new Anderson County Firefighters Memorial will be unveiled at a ceremony to be held Sunday, August 14 at the County Courthouse Plaza, 100 South Main Street in Anderson. The official proceedings will begin at 3:00 PM.


Anderson County and City of Anderson officials, the Anderson County Fire Commission, and the local community of county and municipal firefighters have collaborated with artist Scott Foster to design a sculpture in honor of our fallen firefighters. The memorial also incorporates the names of twelve firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty over the course of the 110-year history of organized fire protection service in Anderson County.


“The monument will grace the Anderson County Courthouse Square in perpetuity as a lasting tribute in honor of our fallen heroes. It is incumbent upon us as a community to remember those who have given so much on our behalf, and to offer a dignified remembrance for the families of these fallen heroes.”—Tommy Dunn; Chairman, Anderson County Council


“The City of Anderson is privileged to partner with the County and artist Scott Foster to bring this meaningful sculpture to downtown,” Mayor Terence Roberts said. “Honoring our fallen firefighters also brings honor to all of the first responders who have served us since 1885. We are grateful to each one of them for keeping us safe, every day.”


“For more than a century, Anderson County’s firefighters have contributed their time and talents to the goal of preserving the life and property of our neighbors. For us, the Firefighters Memorial serves as a respectful tribute to our brethren lost in service and an enduring reminder of our shared commitment to the community.”—Tommy Keaton; Anderson County Fire Commission


Media Contact: Rusty Burns, County Administrator
  (864) 260-4031|




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