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Civil Defense/ Emergency Management Monument
Emmitsburg, Maryland
Dedicated on April 6, 2002

National Civil Defense/Emergency Management Monument

Ground was broken in March 2001 for the first National Civil Defense/Emergency Management Monument, on the grounds of the NETC. The monument, completed the following year, was funded entirely by donations, overseen by the nonprofit National Civil Defense Commission. Standing 12 feet, the monument features a sculpted bronze eagle atop a pyramid of Vermont granite. State flags encircle the site.

L. - R. -- Alex Atzert (Monument Commission Chairman), Billy Zwerschke (IAEM President), and Kenneth Burris, Jr. (U.S. Fire Administration Acting Administrator) break the ground for the National CD/EM Monument, March 31, 2001