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Artwork by Robin Manelis:
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From Social Justice Minister Jenny Norton:
“During September, 2001, on September 12th (“the day after”), my EMS husband, Bob Ramsey, was summoned to New York City for a tour of duty at Ground Zero, to help organize the tragic victims’ systems.
His plane was the first in the air from Sky Harbor to New York, where he spent weeks in ardent work, saddened, yet determined.
Later, Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan painted a commemorative portrait for me to present to Bob. The portrait depicts my husband Bob’s sad, determined countenance, with meaningful shadowy skeletons of our Twin Towers in the background.
Twenty-five years later, when the significant and magnificent Face Value Portrait Collection was on exhibit at London’s National Portrait Gallery, we visited on New Year’s Eve Day to view the beautiful faces: some were serious, some content, some confused, some were shy, some were in angst. That evening, we were looking out at the London Eye’s fireworks, then, the midnight chimes tolled. We identified the beautiful Face Value faces with those described in “Chimes of Freedom”, and we knew the Series would be ours, ours to share the most meaningful portraits.” Jenny Norton;
(In order to learn more about the portrait, dear Good Friends, and to learn about Arizona State University’s Public Administration College’s Ramsey Executive Education School, to train and certify our worthy and heroic Firefighter Chiefs and Administrators, as well as all city, county, and state officials, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.)