Orvel Criqui, left, shakes hands with Lawrence artist Jim Brothers
at the dedication ceremony for Brothers' statue "From the Ashes."
Criqui was Brothers' high school principal at Eureka High School.
Both spoke to a crowd of about 500 people who gathered July 4 at
the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second St., for the dedication
of the statue, which honors the service of the city's soldiers,
sailors, police and firefighters.