Honoring Those Who Risk Their Lives on the Homefront-Why Don't We?
Is it just me, or should there be a national holiday for police, firefighters, Coast Guard, and others who risk their lives for us daily here at home? We have not one but TWO holidays for those who have served in the military (Veterans' Day to honor living veterans and memorial Day to remember those who have died). Why do we not honor police, firefighters, etc. similarly? They risk (and often give) their lives to save ours daily across the country and we do nothing nationally to honor them. I wonder why that is...and why there is no large movement to create a national holiday for them. Sure we have labor day to honor workers but it doesn't seem like enough for these people. I know there has been talk about making September 11 a day of remembrance, but that doesn't seem to quite be right either as it would be geared more toward memorializing a specific group of people, including some NYPD/FDNY but not all LE/firefighters etc. nationwide.
What say the masses?