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Thank you, Colorado firefighters!!

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(Updated July 3, 2012)

Firefighters, both volunteer and professional, on the ground and in the air, have struggled for weeks to control the many wildfires in Colorado. They’ve come from across the country and Canada to help our local crews. Thousands of them. They work long, hard, hot, dangerous shifts, sleep for six to eight hours wherever they can, and then go back and do it again the next day. Day after exhausting day. There is no way on earth we can possibly thank them for their efforts to save our forests, our homes, our towns, our very lives. Everything we hold dear. But we’ll keep trying. We’ll keep them in our hearts and prayers. And we will never, ever forget what they are doing for us.

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      • I can only imagine the deep chested heartfelt thanks pouring out of your neighbourhoods…those with loss and those without loss. (Throw in a marching band as fire trucks rumble down the road..and I’d be a weeping puddle to be sure!) We oft take so many things for granted….thank you for sharing PT and reminding the rest of us what it means to give…and give…and give.

  1. This is the one thing that renews my faith in mankind and humanity. I hate to see it takes tragedy for this to occur, but it would be horrible if this bonding didn’t occur at all. The way people pull together to thank others and help out those who were not so fortunate in any tragic event. The floods, the tornadoes… it does a heart good to see the gratitude pour forth from people.

    • Wasn’t it Anne Frank who said, “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart”? I’ve always believed that, too, but until these fires hit, I’d kind of forgotten it.

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