O.K. - quick background.
I'm a volly FF - Work in a secure office environment - other than my co-workers I will only "interact" with the public going to & from work and if I happen to get to go out at lunch.
On the years that the 9-11 anniversary fell on a weekday - I wore my Full dress uniform w/ mourning band in to work to remind people of what sacrifices were made on 9-11-01
My question is - is this tribute / tradition too much a "look at me" rather than a "Never Forget"
In years past I have gotten positive comments from co-workers but I'm beginning to have my doubts. I want the opinions of you - my brothers & sisters.
What do you think I should do tomorrow? Dress normal & remember the fallen in my heart - or wear the uniform and remind anyone I can what the terms Brotherhood & sacrifice really mean?
Weigh in ASAP as I'll be leaving for work at 07:00 EST - sorry for the short notice but it just hit me as I was cleaning my uniform to wear.
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09-11-2006, 01:40 AM #1
9-11-01 Remembrance - Opinions needed ASAPTake Care - Stay Safe - God Bless
09-11-2006, 08:05 AM #2
Dress normally as you would any day of the week.
Observe a moment of silence when the planes hit and the towers fell."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
09-11-2006, 08:42 AM #3
- Join Date
- Jun 2002
- Gloucester County, NJ
I am in a very similar situation, I gotta go with Gonzo Ė dress regular.
However, I would (and do) keep a small print of the Bergen Recordís Flag Raising photo and a small American flag on my desk, every day, (amongst my personal items) as a remembrance.
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