(The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.) is a museum and hall of fame that is committed to preserving the heritage and history of the towing industry, and honoring those who have made unselfish and significant contributions to our industry. (From http://internationaltowingmuseum.org)
Chattanooga is the birthplace of the tow truck when Ernest Holmes in 1916 first invented the first recovery vehicle. So, it is very fitting this museum and hall of fame is in my hometown. This is a truly unique museum and it makes you think how important the role of tow and recovery truck operators is. Without them our lives would be less safe due to the fact they keep traffic flowing in the transportation systems around the world. When we break down they are just a call away so we can get going to our destinations again.
This the wall of the fallen, those who have lost their lives in helping others in the line of duty of the towing and recovery industry. It’s great they honor these men and women this way.