Alamance County Fallen Heroes Memorial, Graham
The 40-foot by 140-foot brick-and-granite memorial honors police officers, firefighters, EMS employees and emergency communicators from Alamance County who died in the line of duty since 1934. Each name is engraved on a granite memorial.
The site includes a a 75-foot brick walkway leading to a circle with two 8-foot structures opened up like a book displaying the names of the fallen heroes and prayers for each respective division. The space has also places for contemplation.
Law Enforcement / WILLIAM BRYANT DAVIS
/ WILLIAM ALTON RODERSON JR. / GEORGE LEE LASHLEY / JERRY GILDEON DAVIS /
ADELBERT S.WILLIAMS / SONNY W.VAUGHN / MORCELLUS P. ROBERTSON /
LAWRENCE GEORGE GOWENS / GEORGE J. MASSEY
Firefighters / GREGG HINSON / JERRY DONLEY
EMS / John Holland / Michael P Mcginnis
C-COM 911 / WILLIAM DALE GLOSSON / REBECCA BALDWIN STIDHAM
May 18, 2013
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Brick, Marble, Granite
Alamance County Fallen Heroes Memorial Committee, Ladies Auxiliary of the Graham Fire Department
The monument's cost is estimated $200,000.
The project has taken nearly five years for it to become a reality and it serves as a special reminder to the families of fallen heroes who've served so diligently in Alamance County.
As of May 18, 2013, the monument lists nine police officers, four firefighters, and two EMS workers who have lost their lives while on duty since 1934. According to the Memorial's official website, "the criteria for the remembrance on this memorial is the Line of Duty Death serving the citizens of Alamance County or born in Alamance County and have died elsewhere as an Emergency Services worker serving another community. This memorial incorporates all of the Emergency Services that protects and serves our County."
The monument is located on the South side of the Alamance Children's Museum, at 217 S. Main St., Graham.
The memorial site includes trees, shrubs, and hedge landscaping.
The memorial to honor fallen heroes from Alamance County was an idea inspired by Scott Wicker and Steve Lineberry. The Alamance County Fallen Heroes Memorial Committee then began to create plans to develop a memorial near the Children's Museum in Graham. Plans were publicly announced in 2010 and the layout was constructed by a landscaping director at Elon University, Tom Flood. David Leonard, a fire marshal and part of the Alamance County Fallen Heroes Committee, was able to secure support from the Alamance County Commissioners after making a presentation on the status of the Fallen Heroes Memorial on April 19, 2010.