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Please distribute to all Police, Paramedic and Fire personnel – Happy Fourth of July

Distribution: Please distribute to all Law Enforcement, Paramedic and Fire personnel

First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has made it possible for me to distribute this message. I can not express my gratitude enough for your assistance.

Sacrifice. On July 4th, we honor the sacrifice of our founding fathers who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor. It was given to the young country by men who would come to know the high cost of what they did. Men who, in most cases, paid with their very lives. We’re free today because of the sacrifice of others. From the battle in Lexington and Concord in 1775 to present day Afghanistan.

But there are others who ensure we are safe, that allow our great Nation to pursue “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. Again I’m reminded of what Dr. Pat Murray said, “Freedom was paid for by the blood and conviction of it’s citizens.” There have been over 4055 firefighters and 5942 police officers who have paid the ultimate price of sacrifice in my lifetime, and thousands more prior to that. We honor them as we hold them in our thoughts during parades and memorials. And we honor their sacrifice as we live our daily lives, trying to make the world a better place and a safer place.

But I’d like to give you some encouragement, those of you fighting the fires, saving lives, and apprehending those who intend to do us harm. So I salute those of you who are out there keeping us safe, secure, and protected every day. I don’t think that you get near the amount of gratitude that you deserve, so I do what I can. Never forget that you are appreciated. Never forget that you are looked up to by countless people. Never forget that everytime you put on that uniform, you are making a difference.

I’ve said it before and will say it until I take my last breath, you all are heroes. I don’t know how often you hear it, but I’m certain it’s not nearly enough. Thank you for all that you do. I wish a happy Fourth of July to each and every one of you.

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Please distribute to all Police, Paramedic and Fire personnel – Happy Fourth of July

Here’s my email I sent for the Fourth of July:

Freedom. It’s what July the fourth is all about. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” That’s what we celebrate on the Fourth of July, our freedom. But as Dr. Pat Murray said, “Freedom was paid for by the blood and conviction of it’s citizens.” And nowhere is that more evident than in the lives of the first responders, the Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters and EMS personnel that protect us and keep us safe and secure. Some of you will be on duty in a firehouse, or patrolling the streets during the holiday. Thank you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice of putting your own life on the line every day.

It’s been a rough year for both law enforcement and fire fighters. Deaths in the line of duty are up compared to last year for both groups. And some you may have stress at home that you are dealing with. But I’d like to give you some encouragement. I don’t think that you get near the amount of gratitude that you deserve, so I do what I can. Never forget that you are appreciated. For every bad apple out there, there are others that really appreciate what you do.

I’ve said it before and will say it again, you all are heroes. I don’t know how often you hear it, but I’m certain it’s not nearly enough. It’s been said that “True heroes are those who, though perhaps unknown throughout their lives, make it possible for others to take hold of their destiny and the destiny of their generation. They do this by their character, by their labors, and by their exceptional devotion.” Thank you for all that you do. I wish a happy Fourth of July to each and every one of you.

Dr. Mike Crain I, D.Min.
http://livingwarfare.blogspot.com/2009/05/faq-who-are-you-and-what-are-you-doing.html
http://www.policelink.com/member/DoctorMike
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