Firefighters Launch Capital Campaign For Phoenix Park Monument

Lexington, KY – The Lexington Fraternal Order of Firefighters has launched a campaign to remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The Capital Campaign titled Monument to the Fallen hopes to raise 250-thousand dollars to establish a public memorial in Phoenix Park.

The F-O-F has set an ambitious goal to collect the money and dedicate the monument a year from now. Lexington Fire Captain Jeff Garris says he hopes the community will see the value of honoring fallen heroes.

The group will have a presence Monday night in Cheapside Park as part of the city's annual Fire Prevention Festival and Parade. The Festival is from 5 to 7 and the parade starts at 7.