To the Editor:
Good day, I hope everyone is safe and well. A couple of things come to mind as we come to the end of April 2020. The pandemic has placed many of us in different roles than we had ever expected to be in. Parents are now the teacher, principal, counselor and the cafeteria lady. Health care workers, every person who keeps a medical facility functioning, as well as our first responders, along with our truckers and food store employees are without a doubt our newest heroes. They were always our heroes but we have found out how truly important and dedicated they are. Our military, who we have always seen loading rockets on an F-16 or standing guard over a newly conquered village in Iraq, moved with superman and superwomen speed to design, build, outfit and “man” temporary hospitals, clinics. They moved mountains of needed supplies almost effortlessly and without complaint or threat of a strike or any political strife. Please remember they come from a great tradition of men and women who served before them, the veterans who set the standard and in some cases even trained them. I may not be able to shake their hands anymore, but they will get a big salute from me as I try to hold back tears of joy when I say thank you.