Few people stand taller in history than the men who crawled through the mud at Normandy, who patrol the skies and who live in boats at the bottom of the sea to protect us. They are ambassadors of good will on every continent for the sake of peace. One does not have to be political to appreciate the men and women that serve our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Gaurd. No one knows better then they that there has got to be a better way. Until that day, thank you American G.I.!


Ask any firefighter if he can tell you who a hero is and he'll tell you about someone he worked with and what they did. He will never tell you about himself. I have seen many brave acts in my seventeen years in the fire department, many were heroic. At the World Trade Center many firefighters continued on to the north tower, even after the south tower had fallen. They wrote their wills on peices of paper on their way to the tower and stuck them in their pockets. People needed help and that was that. Afterward families needed help and they were there. For these many months they looked for the bodies of the victims day after day. Funerals were attended on a daily basis. Keeping at it for so long is nothing short of heroic. They are in it for the long haul, long after bravery has passed. Fire Marshall Mcauly chose to write about his brethren in the New York City Fire dept., not himself, which is so characteristic. I can tell you that he was among those who willingly placed themselves in danger even after the first of twin towers had collapsed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.