The New York State Association of Fire Chaplains, Inc. is pleased to announce the establishment of a Challenge Coin fundraiser to benefit the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Each coin is engraved with the seal of the Fire Chaplains on one side and the statue from the memorial on the other side and will be available for $ 10.00. From every coin sold, $ 5.00 will be given to the Memorial Fund which will help offset the cost of the Memorial Service each October.
Chief Chaplain Ken Hessel states “This is a great example of the Chaplains Association working in partnership with the Memorial to continue to provide ongoing support to the men and women of this state who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities.
As of October 7, 2014 there are 2,390 names on the wall on the Empire State Plaza in Albany. The cast bronze statue was sculptured by Robert Eccleston of Schuyler Falls NY and dedicated on October 5, 1998.
Coins may be ordered through the Chaplains Website at nysafc.org or at Display Booth at Fire Police, Fire Chiefs, and FASNY Conventions.