What is more fun that seeing a horse in the middle of the Windy City? Perhaps a colorful statue of a horse on display for a good cause There is a serious side to these fun statues that I saw all over town from outside the Harry Cary restaurant to Michigan Avenue. The price to buy a horse and install it all goes for the families of injured and fallen heroes.
The website tells the reason for the Horses of Honor. “Since 1853, over 500 Chicago Police officers have sacrificed their lives to protect our city. In honor of those who we have lost, Wintrust has partnered with the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation for a public art installation to benefit our fallen heroes. Designed to resemble Chicago’s Mounted Patrol Unit horses, the Horses of Honor will stand for providing support and assistance to the families of those men and women who have been killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.”
The statues offer a great place for photo ops and brings a moment of reflection for us to about the protection that the police offer so selflessly.