I already wrote my "C is for..." blog post this week, but I wanted to mention this great C word, too.
Webster's 1828 says this about courage.
COURAGE, noun [Latin , the heart.] Bravery; intrepidity; that quality of mind which enables men to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear or depression of spirits; valor; boldness; resolution.
This week, we had a nice field trip to the Police Department and Fire Department in a small city nearby. We were unable to go in the "back" and check out all the behind the scenes stuff at the PD because they had someone in the holding cell. We did get a tour of the Fire Department and all the great trucks and the brand new, high tech police cruiser.
Several officers, including a young lady who is headed off to the academy this week, made time for us. I thought it was interesting that two of the officers were or had been also fire fighters.
I try to get the punks to the fire hall at least once a year. It's a good reminder to make sure your kids know what your fire exit strategy is, to see a firefighter in his gear and know he is a safe person to go with in a fire emergency. I had never thought much about visiting the PD before. I'm really glad we did. These guys take their jobs seriously. Serve and Protect. Please support your local PD and FD. I'm sure the officers there would be happy to talk to your family and show you around as well.