Sombre unveiling held for Windsor Fire Fighter Memorial
WINDSOR -- There was a moving ceremony Sunday morning where more than 100 people attended the unveiling of the new Windsor Fire Fighter Memorial.
After more than 20 years of planning, Jane Seguin saw the monument on which her late husband Ray Seguin will be memorialized.
"I thought of my husband and how hard he had worked and how happy he would be to see the memorial here," said Seguin.
The bronze statue and midnight granite was installed this past week overlooking the Detroit River along Windsor's downtown waterfront.
The names of 32 firefighters lost in line-of-duty will be engraved in bronze and added to the monument in a ceremony planned for Apirl.
Seguin is proud to see future firefighters lost in the line of duty will not be forgotten iand says the ceremony on Sunday was a great way to remember her husband.
"Absolutely wonderful," said Seguin. "The guys did a great job, the statue's beautiful, everything was just perfect."
The $300,000 cost of the monument was largely covered by Windsor firefighters out of their own paycheques while the land was donated by the City of Windsor.