|Photo by Thomas Franklin|
for the The Bergen Record newspaper
With it being the anniversary of 9/11 I can't help but be grateful for all the first responders, fire fighters and EMTs that put their lives and safety aside to help others in times of crisis. Where I grew up the fire departments are primarily volunteer. People volunteer their time for training and duty to protect and serve their neighbors and families. They hold chicken barbecues, fish fries and pancake breakfasts to raise money for equipment. These are people truly dedicated to helping others.
On this day of remembrance of all those lost, I humbly thank those who run in the chaos as others run out.