Where were you on 9/11/19?
Did you see all the replays and death counts and photos of heroes? I used more than my share of tissues crying over lost lives and shattered dreams.
First responders run toward danger and smoke when everyone else is running out. I know this cuz my kid’s a firefighter in a big city.
He is aware of the danger but executes his job courageously having been thoroughly trained for every conceivable contingency.
Even the photos you see of fallen heroes are part of their training. Eli called me the day his was taken.
He said, “Mom, I had my death picture taken today.”
“What? Your what?!?” I asked, not believing what I’d just heard.
“My death picture. That’s what the guys call it. We have our picture taken in front of the flag wearing our dress uniform. If we die in the line of duty, that’s the picture they put on my casket and use in the media.”