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  • Firefighter's Prayer

    In honor of those that died trying to save others twelve years ago September 11th, 2001.  Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    The Firefighter’s Prayer

    When I am called to duty, God, whenever flames may rage;

    Give me strength to save some life, whatever be its age.

    Help me embrace a little child before it is too late

    Or save an older person from the horror of that fate.

    Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout,

    And quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.

    I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,

    To guard my every neighbor and protect his property.

    And if, according to my fate, I am to lose my life;

    Please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.

Margie Gacki

Good morning, everyone. I figured I'd better post something before this thread expires. I hope everyone is having a good week. Dan, thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you like my blog! I enjoy sharing my photos with anyone who's interested. I hope everyone has a great Friday and great weekend! Margie

September 13, 2013 at 8:49 am

Sonoma Dan

What beautifully heartfelt comments and kudos everyone has posted. I will also never forget that day. I used to work at the World Trade Center, but had been transferred to Atlanta before 2001. The year before, when I lived in San Francisco, I'd taken my two nephews to NYC for a long weekend and we had a wonderful dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Windows on the World. My sincere thanks, appreciation and respect to the firefighters and police that sacrificed their lives that horrible day.

September 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Audrey from Indiana

A heartfelt prayer, well said, for all those who help and stand behind their profession as a firefighter. May God bless each one, including Sean and the crew he works with. It is our prayer that God will be near and dear to those who lost loved ones not only in the 9/11 tragedy, but who continue to lose someone on a daily basis through similar circumstances. God is in control, and it is our prayer that we will continue to turn to Him on a daily basis. Blessings on everyone today. Audrey

September 11, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Margie Gacki

May God bless all those who lost loved ones on 9/11. I'm sure the pain of losing loved ones is still there. May God bless all first responders who rush in when everyone else is rushing out. Thank you all! Margie

September 11, 2013 at 9:30 am

A.J. De Young

JD thank you and Sean for that beautiful poem as we remember in our prayers tomorrow all those and their loved ones who lost them being heroes and our prayers for men as Sean and his buddies who continue to protect us all, and reminds there are still some good people in this world and they give us hope of the fact as long there are heroes like them and their families there may still be some hope for our USA, God bless you all and your loved ones.AJ

September 11, 2013 at 12:23 am

JB in Texas

JD, A great poem that honors great heroes. I also want you to thank Sean and all his co-workers for their service and dedication. May tomorrow be peaceful and non-eventful.Hope all are well and book sales are skyrocketing for our "weather machine/author". JB

September 10, 2013 at 11:44 pm

PJ

My heart is with all those who suffered on 9/11. JD please say thank you to Sean. I know he has lost some in that terrible day and we all thank him and all the people that fight for our freedom and keep us safe in all ways. Hug the ones you love and say a little pray for those we lost and serve . Be safe and well all. PJ

September 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm

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