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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Before, During, and After

On this date, I would like to share a video with you, rather than write about the topic.  It would be impossible for me to write and express the emotion evoked by this video any better than it's publisher already has.  Please watch it and remember to share it. 

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I dedicate this moment in my life to all First Responders: Past, Present, and Future...Human and Canine.  I am thinking of all of you.  While the video focuses on the Canine Rescuers of 9-11, remember that it is their people that train them, care for them, and lead them into the thick of the battle.   The words you read in the video, while intended for the Canine Rescuers, can be duplicated for their human counterparts.  Thank you for doing your job. 

First Responders rarely refer to themselves or accept themselves as heroes.  It is up to us to make sure that they know that they are heroes, even if never placed in a life or death situation.   They take the job, knowing the risks. 

Please thank your local Firefighters, EMTs, Police, Search and Rescue Dog operations (you can probably find them by googling for "search and rescue dog with your state's name), Animal and Human Shelter personnel, and First Responders of all kinds.  Also remember our military troops.  We know that their lives change before, during, and after each call to which they respond.  Reach out in your own way to remind them that their dedication to their task is appreciated, and that you think of them BEFORE, during, and after you need them. 

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