A memorial to the importance of Civil Defense and Emergency Management in defending our freedoms at home. This virtual cache is located at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park in Emmitsburg, MD.
IMPORTANT: The park is located on the campus of the National Fire Academy, which is a controlled access federal property. Access will be restricted if the Terror Alert Level is raised to Orange (Severe) or higher. Upon arrival, you will need to show ID and may be subject to a random vehicle search. Be sure to view the preceding link for further information prior to your visit. When you arrive, let them know you are there for the Memorial Park, which is available from dawn to dusk.
To many, when we hear "Civil Defense", we think of some outdated system from the 1950's and might bypass this memorial. Oddly, it is not even mentioned on the NFFF website. I am listing this virtual to encourage people to visit this memorial while they are here.
From an inscription at the memorial...
FREE MEN MUST RE-DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM. THEY MUST UNDERSTAND WITH A NEW CERTAINTY OF CONVICTION THAT THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM IS THE CAUSE OF THE HUMAN INDIVIDUAL. HUMAN INDIVIDUALITY IS THE BASIS OF EVERY VALUE – SPIRITUAL, MORAL, INTELLECTUAL, CREATIVE – IN HUMAN LIFE.
FREEDOM IS THE RIGHT TO ONE’S SOUL; THE RIGHT OF EACH PERSON TO APPROACH GOD IN HIS OWN WAY AND BY HIS OWN MEANS. IT IS A MAN’S RIGHT TO POSSESS HIS MIND AND CONSCIENCE FOR HIMSELF. TO THOSE WHO PUT THEIR TRUST IN FREEDOM, THE STATE CAN HAVE NO SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE MIND OR SOUL – MUST BE THE SERVANT OF MAN’S REASON, NOT THE MASTER.
1. Please post a photo of the memorial or some aspect of it with your log.
2. Log Password - When facing the memorial, look to your right. You will see a yellow pipe with an orange cap. The password is the 8 letter vertical word on the front, followed by the 3 character ID number the left side (letter-number-number). Enter the password in ALL CAPS with no dashes or spaces.
3. In order to log a find, you need to have visited the spot indicated.
As of the time of this listing, you will also have the opportunity to log other virtuals (on multiple sites) and a waymark while you are here.
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