Last Saturday, members of the Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department traveled to Houston to present an “Eternal Flame” sculpture to the Houston Fire Department in honor of the four firemen who died in the
Houston hotel fire May 31, 2013.
The hand-crafted wood sculpture was created by Ross Benson – a retired oil equipment company owner, honorary FVFD member and cancer survivor – whose own 3-year-old granddaughter lost her battle with Leukemia in 2009.
Benson’s original woodcarving, “Eternal Flame,” was done in her memory.
The new “Eternal Flame” will be located in the entry of the HFD Jahnke Training Center immediately south of Hobby Airport, where it will be seen by all new recruits and all trainees from around the world.