As some of you may know I used to be a paramedic here in South Carolina.
That said, I would like to ask all of my readers to take a minute and pray for the families that lost a loved one on that September morning. Many of the fallen were people who ran into a burning building without a second thought to save the lives of the innocent. Many people do not understand what firefighters, medics, police officers, and others give up helping to save lives.
In addition to saying a short prayer for the loved ones of these people, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE take a second out of your lives to thank a public servant. They do not do it for the money, the glory, or even a thank you, but take it from an x-medic that a simple “Thanks for what you do” makes the hard task of dealing with trauma day in and day out much easier to bear. Let’s remember today those that died to help keep freedom alive in our country and thank those who do it on a daily basis. We should do this every day!