Sunday, May 19, 2013

EMS week

I don't know how the call came in over their pagers the morning of December 15 or what ran thorough their heads as they neared the school.
I can't begin to imagine how they felt when they encountered all those injured first graders and educators, most of them from their own neighborhoods.

But I do know that they responded.

I know that they responded in Boston, in Texas, in Superstorm Sandy, on Sept 11, and most recently at the Metro North train crash.

They ALWAYS respond.

They are the men and women of our EMS system.

How do you say thank you to those who respond to danger and tragedy while others flee from it?
How do you say thank you to those who awaken in the middle of the night and go out into the cold, the rain, the heat, to serve their neighbors?

I have no adequate answer to this, and they ask no thanks.
But we should say thanks, we must say thanks.
This week is EMS week, it's a good time to stop, reflect, and say thank you to the neighbor you know is part of EMS, to the Cop or Firefighter you see on the street or store, to all of our brave and dedicated neighbors who our angles, always looking out for us.

Happy EMS week, and thank you.

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