The Home of Heroes Fire Trucks
The Pueblo Firefighters are asking for your help with a new plan to take our “Home of Heroes” theme a little farther by adding it to our vehicles.
Pueblo, Colorado was named “Home of Heroes” by our Pueblo City Council in 1993 after information was read into the Congressional Record in Washington, DC by State Representative Scott McInnis telling his fellow Congressional members that Pueblo had a record FOUR Medal of Honor recipients. There have been many wonderful things that have happened around Pueblo since the Medal of Honor memorial was built and dedicated in September of 2000. At the time there were 147 living Medal of Honor recipients and 97 of them were in attendance for the Memorial dedication.
School children started the Armed Forces Day parade again after it had not happened for many years. Our Veterans Day Parade and service at the Pueblo Convention Center has grown by over 60 times since the year 2000. Veterans of all ages are being asked by their children and grandchildren to come speak in our local classrooms. As you are reading this, events are in motion to erect a Veterans Bridge on the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk with 4,000 local veterans names to be honored.
Pueblo is a town filled with heroes. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and quite often they are not all defending our freedom. A person helping others and asking for nothing in return, someone who puts pride into their work day after day, or the people who give every ounce of themselves to their family.
After the events of 9-11-01, firefighters and police officers are seen in a new light. The City of Pueblo Fire Department has a plan to tie the new ladder truck and new engine into the “Home of Heroes” theme by using a red, white, and blue paint scheme and working the words “Home of Heroes” into the design. We would like to paint the existing fleet to match these new trucks, yet we lack the funding to do so. This is where you are greatly needed…………