Memorial to Honor KIA Tow Truck Drivers

Ground was broken on February 23 for an elaborate "Wall of the Fallen," the latest attraction at the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum.

Most of us are unaware that tow truck drivers are heroes who might die trying to tow our cars and trucks away. The "Wall of the Fallen" will correct that mis-perception by listing the names of tow truck drivers around the world who "gave their lives while serving the motoring public."

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, only 3.5 miles from the spot where the tow truck was invented. The Wall of the Fallen is being built in the museum's front yard, and will be unveiled on September 9, during Chattanooga's annual TowFest.

[02/26/2006]

International Towing and Recovery Museum

Address:
3315 Broad St., Chattanooga, TN
Directions:
I-24 exit 178. Follow the signs for "Lookout Mountain" until you're on Broad St. heading south. You'll see a large "Rock City" bird house billboard on the left. The Museum will be on the right, just past 33rd St.
Hours:
March-Oct. M-Sa 9-5, Su 11-5, fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
423-267-3132
Admission:
Adults $10.
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