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    Talking What's on your Christmas list??

    my wife asked me the other day what I wanted for Christmas..... and there I was pondering about all the things I wanted through out the year, and guess what???? I couldn't remember much. So that leaves me to ask you.... What's on your Christmas List??
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    ** Looking at thermometer: -40F **

    One-way ticket to New Mexico !!


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    I would like bin Laden's head on a pike pole, and a Pelican Big Ed flashlight.

    Living the dream...

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    I wish for everyone to stay safe in the coming year and also hope and pray that the world will never again see anything on the horrific scale of 9-11.

    And on a more tangible note, in case Santa is reading, I would't mind having some new boots and a DVD player.

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    I would want to have the remains of Fallen Heroes of the FDNY, NYPD and PAPD recovered..nothing else matters.
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    Captain Gonzo my list echoes yours. I ask for nothing but that all those fallen heroes are recovered because as you said nothing else matters.

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    An X-Box Doubt I'll get it though. My wife complains that I spend too much time IFO the computer. Think she'll get me something that will be even more time consuming? NOT!

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    Amen, Capt.Gonzo, amen. There really is nothing more important than accounting for all our brothers & sisters that are gone. If remains are recoverable, great. Even as long as someone of authority can finally say & confirm that they did, in fact, live and die in that very spot - that would be ok too I guess.

    It will never go away.

    For Christmas, I'd also like to turn the clock back exactly 3 months, call my buddies Bob and Richie that were murdered at the WTC, and tell them to take tomorrow off and do some fishing with me.

    I miss them all so much

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    I want a new fire chief. My town counsel picks the chief and the fire department has no say. According to town law they can pick anyone even someone with no fire training. We have had the same guy for 15+ years and we are stuck in the 1970's.

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    I want for people to ALWAYS REMEMBER 9-11-01. It seems to me that the stupid people are out there in large numbers again (anthrax hoaxes, arsons, etc.) and that scares the hell out of me quite frankly. We need to all work together to preserve the memories of our fallen police, ems, fire, and military personnel, and to insure that nothing like this EVER happens again on American soil. God Bless America!
    Never forget those who went before and sacrified to make us better and stronger as a fire service and a nation. 09-11-01 forever etched in time and our memories. God Speed Boys!

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    Ditto, Gonzo. Nothing else is even remotely as important.

    Having said that, what I very selfishly want for Christmas is for DC Mayor Anthony Williams to come to his senses and realize what damage Ronnie Few and his Georgia incompetents have done (and are continuing to do) to a department that had made strides toward recapturing their former place as one of the premier departments in the nation.

    I hope that wish doesn't diminish the profound respect I have for all of my fallen brothers. God bless them and their loved ones.

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    Thanks, again, Capt Gonzo, for reminding us what is most important. Next in my book is for my fellow Marines to return home safely, with the heads of our Al-Quaeda "friends" on sticks!

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    Wish #1;World Peace-unlikely, I know.
    Wish #2;All the FDNY, NYPD, PAPD widows and orphans have a nice holiday, in spite of it all.
    Wish #3;All of the victims brought home.

    I met a guy a couple weeks ago who made it off the 87th floor of Tower One alive. Seeing him there & breathing made me feel that the 343 did not die in vain.

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    I'll echo everyone's wishes as well, and I want a new fire helmet. Have my eye on a new paul conway traditional helmet, black in color.

    Happy Holidays Everyone! Stay Safe and out of harm's way.

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    all fire fighters to have a safe and happy holiday season
    and for me a new truck
    or a full time job fighting fire
    2197 10-8
    stay safe have fun stay healthy

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    That's easy:

    1. a full-time fire job

    2. a leather New Yorker helmet

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    Captain Gonzo [quote]I would want to have the remains of Fallen Heroes of the FDNY, NYPD and PAPD recovered..nothing else matters.

    ME TO BROTHER THANKS
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    The only thing that I could add to what captain Gonzo said,would be for the families and friends of all touched by 911 the ability to get some peace and comfort for the holiday season.
    FDNY never will we forget

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    Just a quiet shift on christmas eve.GOD BLESS THE FIREFIGHTER.No christmas tree fires, no choking patients on the christmas ham,no traffic accidents due to egg nog overdose.No santa hung in the fireplace flue.Just nice slow shift for all and too all a good night.

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    Peace and Good Health for all mankind. No more LODDs. All firefighters and fire departments work with the public for good fire prevention.
    May the Lord Bless Everyone in the comming years.
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    Each of the Nations firefighters will accept the new challenge of living up to the image the public now has for us. Never forget how this image was earned and never take it for granted. As we all know, our image is fragile, to build it up has cost us dearly. To maintain it will take vigilance. To lose it will only take one foolish act.

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    You nailed it, 229. All of these new recruits that are flowing in around the US, my wish is that they would appreciate what the good lieutenant said. It's not a movie out there. Those were 343 heroes who really did die and really did leave behind hundreds of grieving wives and children.

    Lt., I pray that the wind won't blow too cold on you all this Christmas. God bless all those heroes and all of you brothers that they left behind.

    Everybody raise a glass to the FDNY heroes this New Year's Eve. Start 2002 with them in your minds and hearts.
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    AFTER READING YOUR COMMENT,THE ONLY THING I COULD ADD IS THAT ALL YOUR WISHER COME TRUE.

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    I have only a few wishes this Christmas-
    1st- all the FDNY NYPD & PAPD brothers are brought home. Not much matters past that.
    2nd- Bin Ladens head on a platter delivered to FDNY

    Simple wishes, but huge to those who are living it.

    E229- I agree to living up the image we hold now. It was a huge price FDNY had to pay, and God willing- never again.

    We will never forget 9-11

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