The planning, design and construction of the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial was an unparalleled team effort achieved by a confluence of generous and talented professionals who shared the dream of building a memorial to the men and women who died in the line of duty while serving others.
To pay the construction costs of $1.2 million dollars, dozens of corporations and foundations were joined by hundreds of individuals and Arkansas Fire Departments in a unique display of fund raising that ranged from 81 cents from a young boy in Grapevine, $3.45 from a convenience store cashier in Little Rock, to two gifts of $100,000 each.
The Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial will be a place of reflection, honor, and education for this and future generations. The names of dozens of men and women who have died in the line of duty are etched in the granite that surrounds the "Win Rockefeller Fountain of Faith", the “Brooks Jackson Memorial Plaza”, and the bronze statue representing the branches of the fire-service in Arkansas.
Some of the top contributors are:
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Rush and Linda Harding
Motorola Solutions Foundation
State Farm Insurance
Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust
Equally important were the gifts in kind from these noble and trusted friends:
Jackson Brown Palculict Architects
East Harding Construction
J. W. Heavrin Company
Jeff Smith Excavating
Spook Hamric Trucking
Paul and Paula Hastings
Dr. Fred Hueston
Nabholz Construction Services