Honoring Our Local Heroes
Pomm's iconic painting "Unspoken Courage" was created to
honor the first responders in the aftermath of 9/11. Pomm wanted to remember
those who gave their lives and to recognize all first responders for their
bravery and courage: powerful, yet unspoken.
"When I think of the ultimate sacrifice they made and the families
and friends they left behind, I am filled with a feeling of gratitude
for the dedication and professionalism of these men, and all of those
that we depend on daily to keep us safe. These are our unspoken heroes
and that is who I created my painting ”Unspoken Courage” for,"
Yocheved Rosenthal, a collector of Pomm's watercolor paintings, has
a great affinity for Pomm's art and her "Unspoken Courage"
in particular. She also has a deep appreciation for her local Fire Station
61 on 3rd Street in Los Angeles. She is a dispatcher for a volunteer emergency
response team named Hatzolah which means "to rescue." Her responders
work side by side with the Fire Department to repsond to emergencies in
a timely manner.
She personally has tremendous respect for the Firefighters and decided
to give them Pomm's "Unspoken Courage" tile as a gift of
gratitude. In Yocheved's words, "They truly are largely unrecognized
Pomm was very touched by her generosity and wanted to share this story
as a reminder of the good in this world.
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