Monday, September 13, 2010
Remembering the Fallen Firefighters
Yesterday I got my bunch of sunflowers and prepared. This morning (pre-dawn at 5 am) I drove to our Canton Fire Station No. 1 and placed the bouquet outside their front door with a simple card "Remembering the Fallen Firefighters of 9-11 - Thank You". I've done this for nine years now. The memories are vivid of that day for many. One of the things I remember is other fire departments (some many states away) sending firefighters to New York city to assist. I remember my Dad and his career of forty plus years of service as a firefighter in my hometown in northern Indiana. It's hard to imagine someone trained to race into a burning fire when our natural human instinct is to flee. We can't thank them enough.
Peace and prayers,