Veterans Day. First Responders. Deadly Fires And Heroism. A Day To Honor Those Who Protect Us…

Today is Veterans Day in the US, and it’s great to see people posting comments honoring those who serve to protect our country.

They are men, women, transgender, and all races, colors and creeds. They all share one thing in common: a commitment to serve the nation.

In 2011, G4 had a terrific show called “Bomb Patrol Afghanistan”, and it showed the daily lives of our military in that country. In this case, we followed members of a United States Navy EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) unit (Platoon 3-4-2) as they hunted for and dismantled explosives.

Today, various parts of California are facing horrendous fires, with 25 deaths so far and thousands of buildings and homes destroyed.

The TV images show firefighters battling these fires, putting their lives at risk. Add to that the EMTs, Paramedics, police and more – battling to save homes and lives.

We can see heroes all around us, and it important to honor them as well – not on one day, but all days as well…



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10 replies

  1. Stay safe John, I am sorry to hear of the lives lost already.

  2. I’ve been listening to the horrific news regarding California fires. I admire and respect the firefighters very much.

  3. A perfect post for this Veteran’s Day – thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you for commenting…we are going through very bad fires here in the Los Angeles area, and there are 6,000 firefighters out there right now, so I wanted to make sure and acknowledge them as well

      • John, oh my goodness! I had no idea you were in the Los Angeles area. Hope you and your house are safe from the unruly fires. The fires have been all over the news – how horrible. Saying prayers for the firefighters, for the containment of the fires, and for all involved. I have a friend in Lodi, and two of her kids have been treated for smoke inhalation – sad and scary!

      • Thank you for your note – we are far away from the fires, but they are having a horrendous impact on people here, and we have friends in Northern California and they are suffering as well….

  4. The fires are horrific, John. A great tribute to your soldiers and war heroes.

  5. I was very sorry to hear about the growing number of deaths caused by those fires, and can only hope they will be controlled soon.
    (Forgot to add that bit)

  6. We have had an extra special Remembrance Day, as it is 100 years since the end of WW1 on this very day.
    Great ceremonies in London, and smaller ones all around the country. It is important to remember everyone, and to keep that going for another 100 years.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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