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    Default National firefighters day

    I received an email from my fire chief last night that was originally sent boy a 14 year old that lost his father on 9/11 what he is doing is trying to get enough people to add their names to a petition to make 9/11 national firefighters day in rememberance of all the firefighters that lost their lives on that tragic and historic day. I dont know if anyone has received this email but if you have not it would be good if this could be forwarded to get signatures as i think this kid has a great idea.
    let me know if anyone is intrested so this kid can get more than enough for the petition
    here is part of the email sorry it is a long thread but i think it is a great idea.

    Hello, I lost my Dad on September 11th; he was Chief Edward

    Geraghty,Battalion 9, New York City Fire Department. He lost his life with

    many other heroes that day, victims of the terrorists. Firefighters from all

    over have come to the aid and rescue of the tragedy in New York and

    Washington, D.C.

    Many firefighters lost their lives to save someone else's. The truth of the

    matter is, they do this every single day. They truly are heroes. I know

    many people feel helpless, especially those who live far from NYC and D.C.

    We all want to do something to show our appreciation, our support. I think

    we can.

    In honor of the bravery, courage and determination of American firefighters

    there should be a day in our nation to celebrate and appreciate their

    hard-work and never-ending passion for saving lives. I think we should honor

    all those other heroes who still live today.

    I'm starting a petition for a National Firefighters Day. Will you help make

    every September 11th "National Firefighters Day"? Please join me!
    Last edited by pengman; 03-11-2005 at 05:13 PM.

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    Thumbs up

    Now that is inspirational, and shows valor. Sign me up!
    I have no ambition in this world but one.. That is to be a Firefighter! The position in the eyes of some may appear to be a lowly one... It is a nobel calling

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    Maryland (but always a Long Islander first)


    This one's been around...


    Something to consider -- we want people to remember us every day, not just on 9/11. We have the National Fire and Emergency Services Day and Dinner each spring (this year it's April 7th), the National Fallen Firefighter's Memorial Weekend in October, and Naional Fire Prevention Week (which should be YEAR-ROUND). We shouldn't give people one day and a reason to forget the other 364. Just my 2 cents.
    "When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for my having been there."
    -- Jim Henson (1936 - 1990)

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