Monday, November 09, 2009

Thematic Photographic 74: "Red" v.6.0 Big Red Truck


"Standing Ready"
Raleigh, NC - May 2009 (Click to embiggen)

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There are times, I think, when we might forget about these guys when we think of the term "heroic". We keep our military in mind, and (most of us) group the police in there with them. We then jump to star athletes who score the game winner in the championship or the latest action movie star. But for my money, anybody whose job it is to run in to a place that everyone else is running out of to make sure that nobody is left behind... that's the essence of heroism. (though a case might be made for "idiocy" as well... which is a whole other topic.) Firefighters work in some of the deadliest environments on earth, and they do it to protect the public welfare. MOst of us realize this if we pause to think about it. So pause to think about it will ya? And the next time you encounter one of these brave souls out in the world, give them a word of thanks. because I wouldn't like to contemplate what it would be like without them.
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4 comments:

Daryl said...

nice looking truck/cab .. bless the men/woman who drive this for all they do to keep us safe

Vita Stunder said...

AMEN to what Daryl just said!
And awesome shot!

Mama Zen said...

Now, Mojo. You KNOW I've made it my personal mission to express my appreciation to firemen!

napaboaniya said...

They should be given more notice and credits. There's also something about men in firemen suits that look kinda sexy too :P~~~