Thankful Thursdays...For Our First Responders

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Thankful Thursdays...For Our First Responders

 

This is one of those days that should be celebrated every day of the year. As it turns out, yesterday, October 28, was National First Responders Day. firefighterYou can learn more about it here. 

 

I know that there are many here who have family members who are currently First Responders or retired.

 

My brother is a retired Houston Police Department officer and I currently have 3 family members who are with the HPD. 

 

But there are others who are First Responders...such as firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs.   You can also include military personnel as first responders as far as I’m concerned. 

 

These are men and women who run towards trouble while you and I are running away or ducking. Look at the firefighters out west and the many from other states and Canada who are helping to fight the fires. 

 

I am thankful for my niece’s husband, his brother, and my cousin who had to stand there and while rocks were being thrown at them while protecting the police department. 

 

policewomanI am thankful for the EMTs who raced to our home in FL when our neighbor was having a massive heart attack in our driveway. 

 

I am thankful to the Delray PD who came to our home at 2 am one night when we thought there was someone in the home. 

 

 

And thank you to the Delray Fire Department who helped to save my good friend’s home when it caught fire. 

 

Barbara Todaro and Tammy Lankford,  have family members who have served... James Dray is retired from the force. 

 

It’s not easy doing what they do. I couldn’t begin to comprehend stopping a car for a traffic violation, walking up to a car with dark tinted windows, not knowing if the person was holding their driver’s license or a weapon. 

 

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So when you’re out and about, think about this the next time you see one of our First Responders. And thank them for what they do for us!

 

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Love your post Kathy.  First responders are amazing and brave people that put their life on the line for all of us.  We often say thank you to the responsers we see when we're out and about.  I do think they appreciate it. Especially now, more than ever.

Oct 29, 2020 11:16 AM #20
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Nina Hollander don't get me started. Since when did protests mean grabbing a grocery cart and robbing stores. 

Sham Reddy CRS all of them are underpaid and as of late, under-appreciated. 

Wayne Martin you're right about that. 

Oct 29, 2020 03:32 PM #21
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Michael Jacobs when you consider the work the firefighters are doing now, it is remarkable. 

Kat Palmiotti all you need is one time to be on the receiving end of their help to have a huge appreciation for them. 

Oct 29, 2020 03:34 PM #22
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel I was a day late on this myself. 

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets Good for you!!!! Those who serve their community are never paid enough. 

Brian England I wish more people would think like you. 

Oct 29, 2020 03:36 PM #23
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker he's lucky. We were all concerned for our family members here in Houston when there was rioting. And nothing is ever said about the officers who have things thrown at them and gashes in their head. 

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Joan Cox thank goodness that CO got some snow to put out the fires!!!

Absolutely Barbara Todaro My brother hated the domestic disturbance calls because he never knew who was going to turn on the officers. And I remember the loss your family suffered. 

 

Oct 29, 2020 03:41 PM #25
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Roy Kelley think about where we'd be without them. 

Will Hamm we should all consider ourselves lucky. 

George Souto it's the truth, isn't it. 

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Donald Urschalitz just think of all they've done during our hurricanes. 

Tammy Lankford, I know we all say a prayer when we hear of an incident involving the police and a shooting. 

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Sharon Lee They deserve our respect and much more. 

So true Rocky Dickerson I know my brother was stricter on his daughters after seeing what he did on the streets. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD they certainly have earned it. And continue to do so , especially with the fires. 

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor I'm glad you do and I know they appreciate it. 

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Hi Kathy:

We owe more than we can ever say to our First Responders...each and every day. And our firefighters, and police.

Jeff

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Every time I get a little frustrated about pandemic restrictive living, I think about the first responders.  I soon realize I have nothing to be complain about!

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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

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Thank you for producing such a heartwarming tribute to all our First Responders 

Happy Thursday evening Kathy Streib 

Oct 29, 2020 09:32 PM #33
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Morning Kathy.

Thank you for the mention.  The stories I could tell, would make you cry, some of the images still haunt me

Oct 30, 2020 12:22 AM #34
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I wish the pay for professional atheletes went to our first responders who are willing to sacrifice everything to help in any situation that occurs.

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Thank you, Kathy, for the reminder. The 1st responders don't get the recognition they deserve for all they do. I too have family and friends who are 1st responders and was married to a firefighter...oh the stories. The 1st responders and their families are always in my prayers with gratitude and for their safety.

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I have nothing but respect for anyone willing to put on a uniform and run to where the trouble is and help.

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Kathy thanks for sharing such an inspirational post. I'm so thankful for all of our first responders who continue to be there for us day in and day out no matter what they face. 

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Good evening Kathy Streib ,

I love the Thankful post you have created for our first responders. What would we do without these brave men and women who get up everyday to protect and help us.

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