Our Government at Work and Some Real Heroes
Having spent my childhood years growing up in Southern California, I became well acquainted with the annual ritual known as Fire Season. As we would watch the news and see the damage go on and on, we would think about the upcoming flood season when the rains would come and wreak further havoc in the area.
Such was life living in what many felt was a paradise.
One of the things the Los Angeles television stations did well was highlight the truly heroic work the firefighters would do to save property, lives, animals, and nature. Frequently they are working 24 hour days with little or no rest.
This year two of those firefighters, Ted Hall and Arnie Quinones, lost their lives fighting the massive Station Fire, now the largest in Los Angeles history. Currently over 120,000 acres have been burned, much of it within walking distance of crowded residential areas.
So often in life we are pretty cynical about government, frequently calling our government the problem. Here is government at it's best. Hard working men and women, fighting fires, heroes in my book, deserving all of our praise.
So if you are the praying type, pray for the Hall and Quinones families, and the safety of the rest of the folks fighting the fires in So Cal.
(pictures taken from the Los Angeles Times)