Top 3 Tuesday: Boston Marathon Responders
It was incredible to see the video footage of the explosions and the first responders run right to the heart of the devastation while any normal person was trying to get away. The courage and bravery those people displayed is unfathomable to me and I have no idea how you get to a point where it becomes instinctive to help others in need at a time like that.
To see smoke and debris going everywhere while police officers, volunteers, paramedics, and other service personnel trying to climb over fences and barriers to get to those in need is a true testament to the human spirit.
And when you hear the perspective of the first responders, it’s often similar to listening to a soldier who has been recognized for bravery and heroism. They hardly ever view themselves as heroes, but simply say they were “just doing their job.”
It’s much more than that. The way these people respond during times like yesterday are the very definition of heroic. They stare in into the face of danger and terror and charge right ahead.
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