• Today Especially, Let’s Thank Our First Responders And Volunteers

    Public service isn’t a job for everybody. It takes unusual guts, brains and determination to do the job well and to fulfill the public’s trust.

    There’s probably no better day to reflect on this than today.

    Whenever I think of the everyday sacrifices made by our Police, or Fire and our EMT first responders, I will always remember the horror of the attacks of 9/11.

    I will always remember the emergency vehicles rushing to the site.  I will always remember the men and women in uniform rushing up the stairs when civilians were evacuating.

    I will always remember the ultimate sacrifice of 343 first responders on that day.

    I will always remember the thousands of volunteers who labored for years in the rescue and cleanup effort.  And I will always remember their sacrifices in health and support them in their battle to be recognized for their work.

    Public service isn’t a job for everybody.

    But it’s a job that everybody should respect.