As this Veteran's Day begins and we honor those who serve/served in our armed forces -- a too-big-of-a-percentage who made the supreme sacrifice -- let us also honor the civilian first responders (police, firefighters, first aid + rescue personnel) who willingly put their lives on hold in order to insure the safety and health of strangers.
They are the true heroes (along with the utilities folks) in the last two big storms here in Central NJ and on every other day for all of us. They are our domestic army, with a big percentage being unpaid volunteers, like here in South Brunswick and nearby areas.
Bowing deeply to all on Veteran's Day which I think should be subtitled Heroes Day.
At least this is how it feels on a sunny November morning in Central NJ which belies the physical and emotional damage done by Momma Nature during the past two weeks.
Copyright 2012 Judy Shepps Battle