Friday, July 31, 2015


A Grateful Walla Walla Comes Out to Thank Our Heroes

Despite being tired and dirty, this firefighter takes time at the end of his long day to make memories with the kids.

Rockstar status is bestowed upon this young firefighter as kids reach to shake his hand.

Cookies, cards and colorful beads are some of the thank-you offerings given to returning firefighters.

Similar grateful sentiments are expressed on a number of handmade signs.

A group of kids awaits the blast of cold water from the fire hose.

More memory making for this girl as a firefighter returns to thank her and her mom for their support.


  1. Disasters and crises like this bring out the appreciation in people for the hard work first responders do.

    In 1998 there was a massive ice storm across eastern Ontario, Quebec, the Maritimes, and parts of New England. Hydro crews, fire fighters, and even the military got involved. I still remember a Canadian officer doing a briefing to the press about the work his troops were involved in, and saying, "no, you cannot adopt them."

  2. What a lovely post Susan. The first photo is fantastic.

  3. Yes, there are people out there who do a fantastic job for others!


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