SAN ANTONIO — Friday, the Alamo chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution dedicated a monument in downtown San Antonio to first responders from Bexar County and surrounding areas.
"There is no other city that appreciates its first responders like San Antonio does," said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.
While many monuments remember those who sacrificed all, this one also pays tribute to officers, firefighters and medical professionals who are still living and serving today.
"When we drive by this monument, we will be reminded, again that we want to make sure our first responders are healthy, that they're safe, and we take care of them so we don't have to go to any more funerals," said San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood.
Pastor Frank Pomeroy blessed the monument.
"From someone who has interacted with first responders on an intimate level in a prolonged way, always keep them in your prayers," Pomeroy said.
The monument can be found at 126 E. Nueva in front of the Bexar County Archives building.