7/16/2013 6:00:00 AM Letter: Photo of hotshots elicited deep thoughts
As I look at the picture on the front page of The Daily Courier for Saturday July 6, 2013, I can't help thinking, there they go, "Into the valley of death," unaware of their pending sacrifice. I never met any of these men, but my heart goes out to the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, especially the children who will never know their fathers - such a tragedy. I pray God will comfort the families and give them the strength to endure their loss. My condolences to all.
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Agreed Dave. I didn't know any of these young men but I feel a great sense of loss regardless. Those familiar feelings of horror, disbelief, and sadness which followed 911, Oklahoma City, and Columbine wash over me several times a day again. I cry for the families and I'm proud of our community response. For us that didn't know them we have the luxury of being distracted for a time from the reality, the families do not. My heart goes out to them. But those distractions don't last long. There is always the sight of a fire truck, a purple ribbon, or that beautiful sunset behind granite mountain to bring those boys back to mind. 19 good men. 19 heroes.