Honor Our Heroes
Monday marked the 16th anniversary of a day that is still so fresh for many of us – the violent and devastating attacks of 9/11/2001. Those of us who are old enough can recall where we were and what we were doing when the news broke – news that forever changed our country.
Besides solemn remembrance, many of us are reminded on this day to pay honor to our heroes. On September 11, 2001, when everyday citizens were fleeing from the rubble and smoke, brave men and women were donning their uniforms and/or gear to do the exact opposite. Law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS personnel rush into danger, serving a purpose and call greater than themselves.
Our local first responders possess that same grit, selflessness, and compassion as well. This past week, they encountered a unique situation, in the search for a missing plane. The mystery ended in tragedy – a crashed plane and no survivors.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of those who lost their lives.
And, our gratitude goes out to our first responders, everywhere. No matter what situation, big or small, they handle the unimaginable with class and courage.