This virtual cache is located on the grounds of a government run firefighter and emergency response training center. During times when there may be heightened security concerns, the grounds may be closed.
To be admitted to the grounds to find the cache you will need to present identification. The guard at the entrance will check your car for anything that could be considered dangerous. Please be careful what you bring into the park, example: don't drive your pick-up with the gunrack for this one. There are plenty of places to park near the memorial so no true hiking is required. There are walkways for strollers or wheelchairs and there is a map at the entrance to show you the way around the grounds.
Bardenl explained nicely how to avoid potential issues gaining access: "since a couple of people have had problems getting in recently, this is how it works. Just tell the entrance guard that you have come to visit the memorial. You need a photo id for every visitor (driver's license is fine). They give you a clip on Visitors badge and a car parking plaque. They hand you a map of where to go and give verbal directions as well. You are not allowed to enter any of the buildings. When you get to the memorial, there are 2 parking places marked for memorial visitors only. Use one of them. When you leave, you give them back everything including the paper map."
To claim a find for this cache, please email me the name in section 1 of the memorial walkway that is in the top right hand corner as you face the memorial. Don't post the name here, even if encrypted. Logs containing this info will be deleted, as will logs that have not sent the requested info to verify the find.
Please be sure to read the information in the small bulletin board near the memorial. If the flags are at half staff the name of the firefighter/firefighters who they are honoring will be on the board. I never knew this memorial was so close to my home. There is nothing physical to be gained at this cache, but there are many people to honor.