Tuesday, December 19, 2017

To Honor and Remember



The first trailer and images for "Only the Brave,"
To protect and serve
Arizona fire in 2013.  19 firemen died, one survived.

Wildfires in California cannot be described in enough words. Only one actually nails it: deadly.
These fires have burned and are still burning throughout the state. On a NASA map from space fires are seen down the state from Santa Barbara to San Diego.  Some fires have devasted famous wine countries throughout many areas. Hundreds of homes went up in flames.


Aqua image of Thomas Fire
Taken four hours ago, 12/19

What are sad statistics?

As of October, forty three had died.  Now, here in December, the numbers are still being confirmed. And the acreage burned can be found at this site: information gathered summer through winter .

Firefighters. Medical personnel. Police and state support.  All are a family, united by their dedication and self-less service. When one dies, all grieve.

Recently, in the Thomas wildfire, one fireman died. Cory Iverson was a veteran firefighter and his death was felt by all those who knew and respected him.  In that loss and tragedy, his family of friends and co-workers honored him in this way.

 #ThomasFire
Cory Iverson

Heart-felt

Across overpasses from Ventura to San Diego were as outstanding and impressive as these are.  Not enough space can be alloted for such dedication.

Rejoice in Christmas!  Rejoice for love of family!  Rejoice for those who honor and remember!

Below is a clear demonstration of family.


P.S. The movie, "Only the Brave", also honors the memories of a "Hot Shot" team of firefighters who perished in the Yarnell fire on Granite Mountain located near Prescott, AZ in 2013.




Worth while movie



28 comments:

  1. So tragic. Their sacrifice should not be taken lightly.

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    1. Just as He sacrificed for us, we cannot take that lightly.

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  2. We too lose land, homes, wildlife and precious people to fires each year. Sadly some of those deadly fires are the work of arsonists.
    Huge thanks to those who put their lives/celebrations on the line to keep us safe.

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    1. Wildfires in your country burned so many acres and took many lives. Thanks go to all who gave and saved.

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  3. Deadly describes it indeed. Awful in every way. Those who fight them deserve all the respect in the world.

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  4. I worked for years for our local EMT. Wonderful men and boys, any one of whom would and did, walk into danger to do their job. Honor and respect.

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  5. So sad. The firefighter who died is actually the friend of a friend of a friend. Small world.

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    1. Wow. This loss has spread influence all about.

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  6. It is heartbreaking to watch these fires take so much away. Lives, homes, businesses, and animals are gone and it continues. Those brave souls who give their all to stop the flames are beyond heroes and there is no way to repay them and their families for their courage and fortitude.

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    1. Making donations can be found online. I haven't done this yet, but will.

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  7. Those red spots on that map are the fires? I've been seeing footage of them here on our TV news and being reminded constantly that we are now in summer and fire danger season. Fire bans are everywhere, people cannot light barbecues without council permission and an inspection of the premises to be sure there is a wide fire-safe area. Daily we are asked vis the news "Do you have your fire plan ready? Don't leave it to the last minute"
    I feel sad every time I hear of lives and homes lost.

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    1. We definitely need a fire plan. The Murrieta fire was visible from our small section of Murrieta.

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  8. God bless the brave firefighters. They are the courageous ones willing to sacrifice and risk life and limb to make the world a better safer place for the rest of us.

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    1. Amazing men and women. God created such wonder when He chose those.

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  9. Hi Susan,

    It has been ages since I commented on your fine blog. Thank you for your kind comment on mine.

    Those brave men and women who risk their lives to protect and serve have my utmost admiration and respect.

    In peace and hope,

    Gary

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  10. Thank you for the reminder. Peace to you and yours.

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    1. And to you, as well. 2 days? or is it 3? I don't know anymore.

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  11. Huge thanks to all those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.
    God bless

    All the best Jan

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  12. Fire is so devastating and awful. I agree, those who assist others are a united family. It takes a special kind to dedicate their lives to helping others, and thank God (over and over) for them. :)

    I am here to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

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    1. I hope your Christmas was awesome as well.

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