Letter: Firefighters showed bravery

To the Editors:

It was nearly midnight when I looked up from my computer and heard a multitude of fire engines racing near my home.

A neighbor was experiencing a very serious fire. By the time I took a flashlight and walked down my street to see if the family needed a place to stay, the firemen from Wilton and area towns had the fire contained in the garage of the home.

Fortunately, the family was safe and sound. The firemen were smiling broadly as only a garage had been destroyed due to their quick and professional response. A tragedy had been averted.

Omar Bradley said that bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. Our first responders and firefighters and their families do not know what deadly threat they will be presented with on any given day. Some may take their presence for granted, but when the unimaginable happens, a mere thank-you cannot convey the relief they provide to the community and people they protect.

Although a simple thank-you is what can be expressed by a letter, a world of deep gratitude is behind those two simple words.

Yes, thank you to our brave, true, and faithful heroes, thank you.

Toni Boucher

State Senator

Wilton, June 20