Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 132: Firefighters' Memorial in Capitol Park

I've already written a few items about Capitol Park, but many parts of it remain to be discovered and appreciated.  As I biked home today, I caught sight of the Firefighters' Memorial:

This structure contains several statues along with a wall of remembrance and is located on the west side of the 13th Street passageway through the Park.  I was surprised to learn that it's been in place for fewer than 20 years (dedicated in 1995), given that firefighting is such an important part of public safety here in California, especially in the wild-fire prone areas.  With the current drought, the risk of fire has increased substantially, as evidenced by the two fires so far this summer that have actually been located here in Sacramento (see previous blog posts).

I can't even imagine what it's like to be a firefighter and put yourself into the face of danger as part of your daily job, and I definitely have a great deal of respect and appreciation for these men and women who devote their lives to helping protect others.


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