While Belding Labor Day Homecoming Celebration festivities slowly kicked into gear Friday night, one spot at the festival was already buzzing with enthusiasm as crowds lined up to show support for their neighbors, friends and family suffering through cancer.
Firefighting’s finest hour was also its darkest hour. The loss of 341 heroes from New York City brought a new respect and admiration for firefighters across America. The outpouring of support over the following days and years included many people visiting to their local fire station to join. I was one of them.