Boardman officials broke ground Wednesday in honor of fallen firefighters and police officers.
The Boardman Lions Club teamed with the Western Reserve Building and Trades Council to break ground and hold a ceremony for the new Boardman Safety Services Memorial.
The memorial will honor men and women of police and fire departments across the country who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
Boardman Trustee Larry Moliterno has had this vision for a while.
"I think it is important that we have a monument that is permanent, it's made of rock. It's going to be lit 24/7, just like that is the way our safety forces are, they are there 24/7," he said.