THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank the first-responders of the world. Nurses, doctors, police officers and fire fighters put their lives on the line to protect you and I.

No matter how I word this, it is going to be taken out of context by someone, because frankly, you can’t please everyone. I’ve seen where some truckers want to be thanked as first responders too. You guys are extremely important to our way of life, and we do thank you. If not for you, the food and supplies would not move. We know that. The same goes for the trains, planes and ships as well.

The category as a first-responder however, is not where the shipping industry comes into play, so please, don’t take it personally when someone thanks the first-responders and you are not mentioned in that paragraph. As I said, you perform an extremely important function, but in this definition, you’re not a first-responder.

This is meant for those who fight on a daily basis to save lives and protect the lives of others. I thank you personally. There’s a been a lot of death in my family over the last 12 months. An uncle, my father, four or five cousins, two aunts who are sadly not going to be with us much longer as well as my father’s long-time girlfriend. Sadly, an additional cousin, who was murdered last May. I thank the first responders for helping my loved ones make it through their last days, and the police for searching for the murderer of my cousin. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!