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Here he stands

Martin Luther — as fire hydrant — watches over the memorial garden at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Temple Terrace, Fla.

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He appeared three years ago after Wally Meyer, pastor of Christ Our Redeemer, protested to the fire department that the hydrant's bright yellow paint clashed with the peaceful, landscaped surroundings. The department gave Meyer permission to repaint because the hydrant stands on church property. Valerie Lopez, art teacher at the church's school, transformed the plug into the reputedly pugnacious Luther in monk's garb and with a tonsure on the dome of his head.


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