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#149: Holiday Workers

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

While many of us do not have to work on Thanksgiving, a large number of people do. To them I want to express my gratitude for their duty.

* Members of our military -- often serving in faraway places, protecting our country.

* Members of law enforcement -- a number of whom are my former co-workers who work around the clock protecting us.

* Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, Ambulance Drivers -- such as my brother and nephew firefighters who spend the day away from their family protecting our lives and property.

* Hospital personnel -- who treat our injuries and illnesses day and night.

* Airline staffs -- who safely transport us to visit friends and family and who spend the night apart from their own friends and relatives as friends do and I often did during my years flying for an airline company.

* Restaurant and grocery store and gas station employees -- who serve our last minute needs.

* Television and radio staffs -- to keep us entertained and informed.

* Volunteers and staff at homeless shelters and churches whose doors are open to those less fortunate.

* All of the other people who willingly give up their holiday to serve us.

To you I say "Thank you for your service and your dedication. May you have a pleasant and safe day, wherever you are."
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  • MARYSUPPORTS
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    4115 days ago
  • EWEINHISPASTURE
    Excellent thoughtful blog. Thanks for the reminder emoticon emoticon
    4115 days ago
  • SALAD-ADDICT
    I agree.....wish I could thank them all personally!!! emoticon
    4115 days ago
  • YATMAMA
    Huge amen!!
    4115 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    emoticon for reminding us of even more things to be grateful for! Someone always has to work on the holidays and we should be grateful and show our gratitude to them in some way....maybe even a simple thank you. Joy
    4115 days ago
  • 2BSALLYB
    I second that! Good thoughtful blog. So often these folks are the forgotten.
    4115 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/25/2009 8:47:18 PM
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