GREENFIELD — Leaders of the Greenfield Fire Territory this week unveiled architectural plans for the proposed firefighters memorial that will sit in front of the territory’s fire station of South Street in downtown Greenfield.

The project is expected to carry a $70,000 price tag and will be funded entirely by donations to the fire department, Chief James Roberts said. The department is currently seeking sponsorship and is selling engraved tribute stones — similar to those that dot the nearby Veterans Memorial Park — to raise money for the structure.

The memorial will consist of three stones and a 4-foot-tall statue of a firefighter.

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One stone will show the names of any firefighter in Hancock County who died on duty; one will honor retired firefighters; and one will be used to remember the firefighters who died on 9/11.

The Greenfield Fire Territory is now accepting donations. Checks made out to the fire territory can be mailed to the fire department’s headquarters at 17 W. South St., Greenfield.

For more information, call the fire department at 317-477-4430.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or