Friday, March 13, 2009
Captain II John Lawrence Presentation
Yesterday, my husband and I attended the 42nd Annual Firefighter of the Year Luncheon for the Los Angeles City Fire Dept. My oil portrait of Captain II John Lawrence, a nominee, was presented to his widow, Valerie Lawrence. It was a moving presentation by the Firefighters Association, where the elected Firefighter of the Year, Battalion Cheif John L. Nowell (clearly an exemplary public servant) , refused to upstage Captain Lawrence. It was apparent that Captain Lawrence had made an impact on many people, and it was a thrill to be a part of the tribute!