Community says goodbye to historic landmark in Muhlenberg Twp.
Updated On: Dec 06 2012 05:26:07 PM CST
Hearts were heavy in Muhlenberg Township as folks said goodbye to an historic landmark.
Technicians took down the Temple Fire Company's siren tower on Thursday.
"I remember the days when I was a kid, and be at home, and hear the fire sirens. I'd jump on my bicycle and see where the fire trucks were going," said Chief Mark A. George, Temple Fire Co.
"I was a kid, you'd hear the fire siren and then race up on your bike to the engine room and watch the trucks leave, and that's what pretty much got me interested into firefighting," said Danny Pacifico, retired Temple firefighter.
As the tower was removed, special attention was paid to the WWII-era air-raid siren.
It was added to the tower in the 1960s, but luckily it was never used in an emergency.
Keeping up this historic relic has come with its own financial burdens.
So now, it's being donated to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Bern Township.
"So we thought it would be nice to donate it to someone who could use it," said Chief George.
Organizers hope to refurbish the WWII-era air-raid siren, and have it up and ringing for WWII weekend next year.
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