Letter to the editor
To the editor:
Thursday (Nov. 18) evening I arrived home to the painful sight of my house and garage on fire. Although personal property was lost, it could have been worse. No one was hurt, which is of much greater value than any material possessions.
I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to all of my friends who have been so kind since the fire. I would like to express my appreciation to the personnel of the police and sheriff's departments that responded to the call of duty. I would especially like to thank the brave firefighters of Fire District No. 1. These men and women, all of whom are volunteers, demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism and caring imaginable.
The enormous amount of time and effort that they devote to training was evident in the manner that they went about the dangerous task at hand. Their selfless contributions to our community are a testament to the outstanding character they all possess. They have my most sincere thanks and respect.
At this time of thanksgiving, I am thankful to live in an area that has this kind of people at its core.
Jay L. Carter, D.C.