To Those Who Serve...Thank You

To Those Who Serve...Thank You

self·less (selfləs/)

1. concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own; unselfish

In life there are those special human beings who put others before self. A rare breed of individual who places the needs, safety and protection of others above their own security and well being. History is filled with stories of their sacrifice and valor. Men and women who knowingly and intentionally ran towards the danger and uncertainty when others fled it’s ferocity. Sadly, history is also marred with their obituaries. These somber memorials serve as tributes, legacies and constant towering reminders of the sacrifices made by these selfless human beings.

The men and women of the U.S. Fire Service understand the inherent dangers of their chosen careers and yet they go anyway. They go because we need them and often our very lives depend on their unwavering actions... They go because they are forged from a different mold...And they go because of a sworn duty to protect their fellow man.

Some say that selflessness and bravery are similar, I believe that without selflessness bravery fails to exist.

Thank you to all who put on the badge and charge “Bravely” forward.

This video was originally created as a teaser for a forthcoming article here on GovX titled “On Hell’s Doorstep” a tribute to the US Hotshot Crews. A written testimonial to the men and women who dedicate their lives to defending person on property each fire season on the front lines of hell.

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Amber M.

11/6/2014 10:16 AM

Great Video!

Scott S.

11/7/2014 11:34 AM

Thank you.

JOSE M.

11/11/2014 8:21 AM

FOR ME IT ALL STARDE ON OCT/24/1973 AND EVERYDAY I PROUDLY WEAR MY UNIFORM,RESPECTED MY SUPERIORS AND TRAINED AND PROTECTED THE SOLDIERS UNDER ME FOR 24 YEARS AND 7 DAYS IT WAS MY HIGHES PRIVILEAGE TO SERVE FOR MY COUNTRY AND MY FLAG.I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MY MIFE ANND MY SON AND DAUGHTER IT WAS WITH THEIR SUPPORT THAT MADE IT ALL POSSIBEL.THANK YOU TO MY COUNTRY USA.

Joseph W.

11/11/2014 8:50 AM

Thank YOU very much. When I was honorably discharged in 1978 from the United States Marine Corps we did not have the warm and fuzzy welcome home along with all of the fanfare that the military personnel receive now when they come home from a tour of duty, end of active duty, or when they retire. I am proud to see this happening now and I feel that every welcome home is truly deserved. Keep up the good work guys. I am enjoying my day off of work today in honor of me and all of my fellow Veterans and Active Duty brothers and sisters. Joe - USMC.