This story was actually told to me by my second grade teacher, Melinda Cresap, when I was eight. I've never forgotten it and I've always wanted to be like this incredible women. It is truly sad though.
This weekend is National Fallen Firefighter memorial weekend. Today we remember all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice as 112 names will be added to the memorial at the National Fire Academy. 79 firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty in 2015 and 33 from previous years....you're Never forgotten.
Prince Harry attends remembrance service for Metropolitan Police
Mr Khan spoke during the ceremony and said: "Today is about paying tribute to those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We will always be indebted to them and they will not be forgotten."
Navy Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy Died June 28, 2005 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 29, of Patchogue, N.Y.; assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; killed June 28 while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Coalition forces located his remains while conducting a combat search-and-rescue operation July 4 in Kunar province.
The women went to the air as well, as pilots, delivering much needed equipment and planes to the men in the field. These brave women of the Women's Air Service Patrol sacrificed much with little to no recognition. Some made the ultimate sacrifice, only to be forgotten by their government at the end of WWII.
Battle of the Somme. A German sentry lies dead in the trenches at Thiepval, the day after capture. Above him, top right, is a trench periscope still in position while lower down two German stick grenades sit in a box. - Lt Patrick Koekkoek by kind permission of Patricia and Michael Brock.