When walking by a firehouse and especially when there is a plaque outside honoring fallen firemen, I always feel ashamed that I don’t express my appreciation for everything these firefighters do.
This of course goes for all the men/women in blue, who every day risk their lives so we can walk comfortably in our neighborhood. I certainly don’t want to diminish their role in helping us.
And to our Hero’s who took the fight to the terrorists, our military. What can you say to someone who does something so brave.
47% of people who served knew someone who were killed.
The number goes up for those in combat to 62%.
God knows they all deserve our praise. These are special people, they aren’t pushed into it, they push themselves into it.
343 firefighters and paramedics were killed on 9/11
23 NYPD officers gone.
These people were trying to help the 2,753 people killed.
Our military trying to avoid further catastrophes.
4,412 lost in the Iraq War.
2,351 killed in the Afghanistan War.
So as much as we are applying this focus to our firefighters, I hope that this makes all of us appreciate the people that we hold close to our hearts.
For blogging out loud)) these people climbed up as everyone was running down. When you think of that, this is built into these people. I am sure they are afraid and nervous, but that doesn’t stop them.
So here’s our attempt at honoring these warriors.
This is just a small sample of the firehouses that have a plaque, but we would love for you to add to it. If you are a family member and have lost someone, or a fellow firefighter, or a fellow American, please send us a photo (see below) and we will add it.
Go here to send us a photo of the plaque of your firehouse we will add to this page, until all who have given all, have a small tribute to them. Please include location of firehouse and a picture similar to what we have here, along with the rank and name. Image should be 650px wide in jpeg format. Thank You!))