Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Between Morning and Midnight
Maryland Fire Rescue Services Memorial Sculpture
The firefighter and EMS provider are ascending the staircase of time as they depart from this world. they are running to their calling to do the job of serving our community with strength, determination and sacrifice as if going to war. The second before their life is consumed they reflect and turn to their loved ones to say their farewells for the last time. Hands are reaching out, touching.
The lower area represents our world of family and community occupied by the kneeling mother, supporting child and elderly man. There is room for the visitors to join and take part in the memorial. The upper stairs are raised and separated from the lower area distinguishing the two worlds. Rising above and ascending the staircase, the fire and rescue persons turn to reflect on their departing world.
The seven ascending steps represent the seven days of the week. Every day they go to work to serve and protect our lives while never knowing when that tragic day may come.
A keystone with the bronze bagpipe signifies the sounds of ceremony and the threshold of the spiritual world.
The firefighter and EMS provider
All figures are reaching out to touch, console, say goodbye and share their lost love. The sculpture represents our community showing gratitude while proudly honoring those who serve.
Sculptor, Rodney Carroll.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Heroes.
Location. 38° 58.848′ N, 76° 29.682′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Calvert Street and Bladen Street (Maryland Route 70), on the right when traveling south on Calvert Street . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tru Fit Clothing Company Fire (here, next to this marker); Louis L. Goldstein (within shouting distance of this marker); Clay Street Community Montage (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remembering the Foot Soldiers of the March on Washington (about 500 feet away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Anne Arundel County (about 600 feet away); The City Spared (about 800 feet away); A Community Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Claude House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.