April 1, 2015
In commemoration of the fallen fire fighter, FAO Daryl Gordon called “HERO” whose life and service is being honored today in Cincinnati, Ohio by people from all over the world. The honor given to those who serve is symbolic and reality of the men and women who give their lives for our safety.
3500 Fire fighters are standing for the life of Gordon today. The live event is response to his heroism. This can be seen on “WCPO providing live coverage (live feed may take about a minute to load) or click here.
This ceremony and funeral today led me to write this piece -“Do We Say Thank You! Enough”
There are so many facelss and nameless people who serve us each day. They maintain anonymity until they are required and without much effort on our part as civilians they step in to save or secure the day. These faceless and nameless and often under appreciated souls maintain our borders, safety, security, communication and more.
In my encounters with service professionals I always say, “Thank You” to those who serve us such as:
- Emergency Services
- Postal Workers
- National & Security Agencies
- Neighborhood Watch
- Organizations that lend support
These people deliver services despite the cost to their own health and safety. How do we honor them? First is to say, “Thank You for YOUR Service.” Next, is establishing a “Service Day” called the “National Day of Service” to commemorate and honor our service professionals. This day acknowledges their duty to life and liberty because the U.S. does not have a policy for Social Service.
This day pursues a sustainable idea to join as a voice in honor of the people who give more than they get back. We honor our Earth, Labor and our Liberty but not those who continue to forge for the rights and freedoms that maintain our safety an infrastructure.
If you advocate for “National Service Day” let me know by a simple like. #NationalServiceDay #ThankYouForYourService