As the four-year anniversary of the Sofa Super Store disaster approaches, the city is working to turn the site into a more fitting memorial for the nine Charleston firefighters who died there.Read more HERE.
Long-term plans for a permanent memorial and Fire Department building where the Sofa Super Store once stood are unfunded and years away, but in the meantime Charleston will create a grass-covered, landscaped site with unique memorial markers for the nine, replacing what is now a parking lot and field where nine simple markers hold small flags.
The $45,000 cost for improving the memorial site will be a mix of city money and donated funds. Site work began this week.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Charleston (SC) Sofa Super Store Fire Interim Memorial Planned to Honor Fallen Firefighters
Via the The (Charleston) Post and Courier: