Today is the 8th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on our country. Hard to believe it has been 8 years already. I was working for our local ambulance service at the time of the attacks and remember the crews at the station standing and as we watched the news on TV with a sick feeling in the pit of our stomachs. Many miles away our brothers and sisters were dying doing what we were sitting there just waiting to do. I have heard many people say that it takes a special breed to work Emergency services and after 14 of service I finally agree. You are trained and prepared to act methodically because there is not always time to stop and think. I truly don't think the general public realizes the risk and danger involved in the profession. You literally put your life on the line daily to protect life and property without as much as a blink of an eye. And for low pay and no thanks. So today for me is a day of reflection, a day to say a prayer for the loved ones left behind in those attacks and thank you to all the ones left who still serve. Blessings from the McGuire homestead.