Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wednesday's Heros

While making the rounds on some of my favorite blogs ,, I came a cross this. Bloggers post alot of meme's for fun, entertainment and interaction with one another. This happens to be an opportunity to recognize the heros in our country and give them the honor and credit that they are due. Most of them will never know that they're names and stories have been posted in the blogosphere for the entire planet to read, but I still like the idea of recognizing them all the same.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Davila
Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Davila
From Sierra Vista, Arizona
U.S. Naval Reserve

On the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States, Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Davila raised an American flag over Camp Korean Village, Iraq, he brought with him from Arizona.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Sierra Vista firefighter and emergency medical technician Chris Davila presented that flag to Fire Chief Randy Redmond as fellow firefighters looked on. Monday, May 5, 2008, was Davila’s first day back on the job with the department after being gone for nearly nine months, with seven of those months deployed as a Navy Reserve corpsman serving with a Marine unit near the Jordanian and Syrian border area in Iraq.

And, as luck would have it, on his first shift saw him responding to a blaze in Sierra Vista. "Right back to work," he said with a laugh.

You can read the rest of PO 2nd Class Davila's story here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go here.


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What an awesome post. Now we're talking about a meme that means something. Very well done. God bless and keep all our military men and women safe. I thank them for our freedom each and every day. Have a great day. :)

Bond said...

Excellent Post Sir!

Thanks for sharing this.

Travis said...

A hero in all respects.

My profound thanks to PO2nd Davila.

mommanator said...

my thanks for all the men and women who protect and serve. many don't realise how they continue to pay for our freedoms!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you decided to join in on this meme! I have felt a bit alone in doing this! I am glad there are others who want to support our troops who sacrifice so much!