The majority of us stuffed ourselves with hot turkey or ham, fresh-out-of-the-oven rolls, mashed potatoes and all the fixin’s. After dinner, we curled up by the fireplace with our loved ones around us and basked in the glow of the spirit of the season ... but not all of us.
Some of us spent the evening salting the roads so they would be safe as we returned from Grandma’s house. Some of us spent the day patrolling the many streets in our county on the lookout for criminal mischief. Some of us even risked our own lives in the back-country of Wasatch County helping snowmobiliers dig out of avalanches.
Some of us are thousands of miles away from home fighting on foreign lands to help bring peace to a country in turmoil. They are taking what little rest they can in shelters and fox holes while bullets and roadside bombs threaten an end to their young lives.
We, are so fortunate to have our loved ones around us at this wonderful time of year.
At this time, we’d like to thank each and every one of our emergency services personnel: our law enforcement, road crews, fire fighters, ambulance crews, search and rescue and hospital workers, soldiers on foreign soil, plus many, many more who help keep us safe each and every day.
It’s because of you, in part, that we are able to celebrate this season in health and safety.
You don’t receive enough recognition and the thanks you deserve, but we think you are every bit the stuff heroes are made of.
Thank you one and all and we wish you a safe and Happy 2014.