Excerpts from centralillinoisproud.com:

On Saturday the Bloomington Fire Department celebrated 150 years of service, and to commemorate all firefighters who have served and are currently serving, monuments have been placed in Miller Park in honor of those who have given their lives.

The East Side of the Memorial is dedicated to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, and died in the line of duty, and on the west side of the memorial is the Service Memorial Sculpture, and now the memorial and all monuments in it will remind everyone about the service these firefighters give each and every day.