In honor of the firefighters that sacrifice their lives daily for our safety, I will be gathering donations (no tax breaks as I am just giving them cash to use however they wish (click the donate link above or click here)) to personally carry in my bag on my run while carrying the Cross and American Flag to our local fire station 46 Stone Oak, San Antonio, Texas tomorrow October the 9th 2016 along with a card where I will add the names of all those that donated. I will also be posting updates on my Facebook page at Facebook.com/RodEubanks Thank you! Blessings Rod.
67 firefighters lost their lives this year. Regrettably, this is one of the most overlooked half-staff memorials probably due to being held on a Sunday. I hope everyone will make a strong effort to comply with this important event honoring our firefighters. Please help spread the word.
This week presents opportunities for businesses, families, and communities to learn about ways to protect themselves in case of fire and helps raise awareness of steps we can all take to prevent fires. During Fire Prevention Week, we also pause to honor our first responders and firefighters, including those who have sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of people they had never met. Let us salute them and pay tribute to all firefighters whose bravery, sense of duty, and love of country make our Nation a stronger, safer place.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 9 through October 15, 2016, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 9, 2016, in accordance with Public Law 107-51, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff at all Federal office buildings in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. I call on all Americans to participate in this observance with appropriate programs and activities and by renewing their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. Source: http://www.flagsexpress.com/Articles.asp?ID=683