Community Volunteers

Warm weather is almost here and schedules are getting busier by the minute.

I want to take a moment and say Thank You to some really important people. We all have volunteers in our community. Most Home Owners’ Associations (HOAs) are made up of volunteers. Some Fire and Rescue teams are made up of volunteers. Though our Police, Fire, and Military are not volunteers, their pay is not nearly equal to the time and efforts some give on a daily basis.

I had the privilege to give back to my community this weekend and will again next weekend. I write this not to communicate my efforts but those whom I get the opportunity to photograph in their efforts. This is my way of saying “Thank You” to those who volunteer and give more than most realize. Sometimes we all take for granted those things which are right in front of us…(myself included) and sometimes a thank you can make the hours, days, months of volunteer time worth every second. 🙂

“Thank You” to Rolling Hills Fire Department and to Air Evac Lifeteam of Claremore for all you do for our communities in and around Oklahoma and all over the nation.

For those of you reading this, if you have time, support your local volunteers and if you are around Catoosa on Saturday, April 4th, 2015–come and enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt that Rolling Hills Fire Department is hosting from 12:00 noon until 2:00pm.

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Remembering….

September 11, 2001…

Remembering is key to not repeating…learning from the past.

September 11, 2001 is one of those days that will live and be remembered for a long time to come. It ranks with April 19th, 1995, November 22nd, 1963….to name a few.

There is unity ESPECIALLY in the face of tragedy. Those are the times that no matter who you are or how connected to the incident you are, you remember where you were, what you were doing, and how you felt at that moment in time.

Not many memories offer that stark of a contrast to life nor do those memories bring such heartfelt compassion for friends, neighbors, and even strangers.

We are a blessed nation….we fight for our freedom…we should never take it for granted for there are those who experience these tragedies and other atrocities on a more regular basis…they are still fighting.

God bless our Nation, our Soldiers, our Heroes….and those who support them!

Each plays an important role…for none could do one without the other.

God Bless America and OUR Heroes!