Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Take a moment today to thank first responders in your community

As you may have heard, today is “Thank First Responders Day” across Washington state. This observance began following the tragic loss of four police officers in Lakewood in 2009, and was officially established by a proclamation signed by Governor Gregoire on June 18, 2010.
According to the Thank First Responder website, “Unfortunately it seems that the community only recognizes the brave and generous acts of our first responders when tragedy occurs. We shouldn’t need something terrible to happen for us to realize how fortunate we are to have such well-trained men and women there for us every single moment of life”.
Here at the HDC, we couldn’t agree more. We’ll be taking time out from special session activity to thank our very own Reps. Kevin Van De Wege and Christopher Hurst, who also serve the people of Washington state as first responders.
Please join us in thanking police officers and fire fighters in your community for the sacrifices they make to keep us safe not only today, but throughout the year.

To read this blog post in Spanish, click here.