Greetings to all,
I want to give a HUGE thank you to the Lyons Fire Company for your thoughtful gesture of support to those of us demonstrating for racial equality last Sunday. I cannot sufficiently express how moved I was by your being there and handing out water on that hot day. Seeing you in your uniforms, eagerly reaching out to us, felt SO meaningful and affirming–especially after seeing uniformed violence against peaceful protesters in other places and times. I don’t know that you could have imagined how significant and positive an impact you would have through your seemingly small gesture. But, I for one, have a new warm place in my heart for our fire company that will last a long time.
In gratitude for your volunteering,