Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Never Forget

Today is September 11th. It will forever be a date etched in the minds of all Americans as a turning point for our country. For us.

I think everyone remembers exactly what they were doing when they received the news that America was under attack. Craig and I were living in Santa Fe, NM. He had just been laid off from his job at Furr's Supermarket because they declared bankruptcy. I had started college again at Santa Fe Community College. However, due to his job situation, we knew we would be moving back to El Paso. So we were getting ready to head to the college to withdraw from all of my classes. But first we turned on the morning news and the stories and images were horrifying.

I knew I wanted to pay tribute to all those that risk their lives for us on a daily basis. I wanted to provide a meal for our local fire station on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack. But, should I just do it on my own or include neighbors and friends in the community that may want to do the same? I simply put it out there in the Facebook world and had a good response. Five other families were very eager to honor the firefighters as well. So, today we headed to the fire station with casseroles, salad, bread, desserts, drinks, and cards the children made to simply say 'Thank You'.

Here is the card Kaitlyn made. I love the childlike innocence. She later included a fire truck.

The firemen were so gracious to pull out a truck and show to the kids.

They also let the kids sit in the seats. Some of the adults sat in the truck as well.

A few of the firemen participated in a 'photo shoot'. The sun was shining directly in their eyes.

While we were there, an emergency call came in. It was pretty neat to see how quickly they had to move to get to the call. Notice the tennis shoes sitting on the ground?

So to all those that continue to fight for America's freedom, to those that have lost their lives in the process, to the families that are just as brave as the heroes, we say thank you. We will never forget.

1 comment:

  1. What a great gesture! I wish we would have done something like that!!!


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