(Updated July 3, 2012)
Firefighters, both volunteer and professional, on the ground and in the air, have struggled for weeks to control the many wildfires in Colorado. They’ve come from across the country and Canada to help our local crews. Thousands of them. They work long, hard, hot, dangerous shifts, sleep for six to eight hours wherever they can, and then go back and do it again the next day. Day after exhausting day. There is no way on earth we can possibly thank them for their efforts to save our forests, our homes, our towns, our very lives. Everything we hold dear. But we’ll keep trying. We’ll keep them in our hearts and prayers. And we will never, ever forget what they are doing for us.