Friday, May 28, 2010

FSO Home Town Heroes

Heroes come in many guises. Some wear uniforms and drive large trucks. And put their lives at stake for the sake of others



Some come out on weekends and make the community a richer place through the donation of their time.



Some are the Chief of Police for the City of Toronto who come to help us celebrate our new Police Station.


Some staff hot dog stands on days of community festivales



Some take time out of busy and dangerous lives to help the community celebrate.


And to allow us a peek into their lives.


Others (like Trooper Larry Rudd, the latest Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan) pay the final sacrifice in distant lands and are saluted as they pass by our community for the final time with dignity and honour.



Others give their time on a regular basis with no reward to make our community a better place to live work and play.

They are all our heroes.

17 comments:

  1. Community workers, volunteers, You listed a good range of heroes.

    How are you?

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  2. Not well at all, Ann. But hanging in there. The doctors are deciding today on whether I need a tap to drain the fluid from my lungs and Linda has put her office at work on notice that I might be calling if I get word to head straight for the hospital.

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  3. Indeed, Barry, there are so many heroes all around us. They're at St Margaret's as well.
    I hope you get your lungs treated soon!

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  4. Thanks Nancy, that's two of us. My rib cage is starting to hurt from coughing so frequently.

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  5. These are all great people who deserve our support and admiration. And, of course, Barry is a hero for hanging in there.

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  6. Amen Barry! Great heroes post.

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  7. this is a wonderful post B&L!! lovely words and great photos of everyone. Mr. Linky is up and working now so please add your link.

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  8. I love your well chosen heroes and agree with every one.
    I do hope you get some help today so that you might enjoy a lovely weekend with Linda and family. Keeping you in my heart and prayers.
    ........:-) Hugs

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  9. Looks like we both decided on the same heroes for this week's theme. Our ever-ready men in blue!

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  10. Hi B&L...Thank you for this look into your community of service men and women. A thoughtful tribute to them all. Thank you too for showing the tribute to the fallen soldier. I appreciate your visit to Texas today, and I sure hope you are doing better, Barry.

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  11. I see one of my inspirational heroes in that last tribute photo! I hope that hero is once again seen stepping out around his town soon. Wonderful selection of heroes, Barry, every one deserves the titles.
    Take care of you!

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  12. Amen to that Barry and you are a hero too!

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  13. A wonderful group of heroes you share with us... and that is as it should be. A community of heroes is the best!

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  14. Thank you for sharing a bit about all of your hometown heroes.

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