Public art can serve many purposes. It can inspire. It can educate. It prompt conversation.
Some public art reminds us of the important things in life. And people who do heroic things that others may live.
This sculpture honors the brave members of the Boston Fire Department. A similar place to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of one human helping another in time of need is found in many towns and cities. The next time you pass by one — take a moment to remember the men and women portrayed.
Honor the living also — a kind word when they are buying groceries or collecting funds for a charity is always appreciated.