Friday, the Harrisonburg Fire Department held raffles to support the construction for a public service memorial. The memorial will be in Capitol Square in Richmond and it will honor fallen police officers, firefighters and rescue workers who die in service.
As of Friday, the state raised $1-million out of the $2-million that they need.
James Gibson is a correction officer and he said it was very important to support the new memorial.
“There's a lot of children and widows and widowers out there now that have no where to go and their loved ones aren't being honored so this is very important,” said Gibson.
Several prizes from local businesses were up for grabs in the raffles, but the grand prize is a playhouse built by the Harrisonburg Men's Diversion Center.
The playhouse will tour Rockingham and Augusta counties this summer and the raffle winners will be picked on September 15th.
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