Sunday, August 21, 2005

Tribute to a Fallen Worker

A tiny white cross painted on the back of the parking meter marks the spot where he fell. Having worked the better for of his life, he died on the street doing his job. The spot where he had his heart attack on Spring Avenue near Forest Park Boulevard can be easily passed by without notice just as his passing was overlooked by the larger world. As Labor Day approaches, it is worth noting that every day countless anonymous workers sacrifice their lives while doing their job, their daily tasks never acknowledged as anything heroic.