We feel that it is a good thing to recognize special people and let them know that they are appreciated. That is the reason for this Tribute page. Every so often, we will update it to pay tribute to a different person or group of persons who we feel are deserving of our thanks.
What better group to appear first on our tribute page. These men and women give so much - sometimes their very lives - to protect us and assure that we have the freedoms that we enjoy everyday - freedoms we rarely even give a second thought. No one loves this country more than our veterans and no one is more deserving of our deepest appreciation for the jobs they do. Thank a veteran today.
Think about it. Other than your family or your best friend, who did you spend the most time with while you were growing up? Chances are it was your teacher. Teachers have a profound effect on how young people grow up. Most of us can think of at least one teacher who had a lasting impact on our lives. Besides teaching us the three R's, they taught us other things, like courtesy, citizenship, getting along with others and many other life lessons. We trust our children with them, yet it is among the lowest paid professions. If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read it in English, thank a veteran. (See above)
THE GREATEST GENERATION
This is that group of people who were born for the most part in the 1920s. They survived the Great Depression. They came out of it with knowledge and skills that enabled them to start large and small businesses that became the backbone of this country’s economy. And they ran these businesses with honesty, integrity and loyalty - traits that seem to be a rarity these days. They also defeated Nazi Germany and imperial Japan in World War II, bringing peace to the world. If not for their brave and heroic efforts, we would very likely be living in a much different world today. Unfortunately, this generation is dwindling and when we lose the last one, this group will be missed like no other.
Policemen, firefighters, and EMTs. They all risk their lives to protect our lives and our prized possessions. They rarely receive the thanks they deserve and are generally underpaid considering the dangers they face daily.