SLIDESHOW: Fallen Minnesota Firefighter Memorial
In 2011, the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation launched an initiative to create a larger, more accessible memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol to give families, friends, and community members a permanent location to pay tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Firefighters raised $600,000 to build the memorial. Only $500,000 will be used in the construction of the memorial, while $100,000 of the donations will go towards mandatory maintenance.
Donations that exceed $600,000 will fund educational scholarships for children with active, retired, or deceased firefighters, and for spouses of deceased firefighters.
If you're interested in donating, visit the website here.