Notes of thanks to the North Attleborough Fire Department

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courtesy https://www.nattleboro.com/fire

On May 4,the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) will be joining in the celebration of International Firefighters’ Day which began on May 4, 1999, after the deaths of five Australian firefighters in a wildland fire. Since that time, International Firefighters’ day is held every May 4 to recognize the work and sacrifice of firefighters across the globe in keeping their communities safe.

In early April, the department organized care packages for the town’s senior citizens. Many heartfelt letters of thanks were sent, including the poem below. Firefighters, police officers, and medical professionals are all on the front lines of this pandemic, and it’s important to thank them for their service in this difficult times.

Today the Senior Center called

They said they had a mask.

And since I didn’t have one

‘Twas more than I could ask.

 

Donated by the fireman,

Firewomen if there is

I thought it was a nice thing

Outside of town’s fire biz.

 

But when I went to get it,

Was floored, I must say.

The presents you included,

It really made my day!

 

So thank you for the goodies,

And for your service too.

I have to say a million times

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

I thought there would be one mask,

Instead the count was two.

A roll of toilet paper,

You know what that can do.

 

Tomato soup came in a can

The crackers were the Ritz

They go together anyway

It makes a luncheon blitz.

 

An insulated lunch bag,

And with it came some soap.

A flashlight with some batteries

Would even please the Pope.

 

Two keyrings and two sticky notes

Two pads came with two pens.

We use them every day because

We use them in the tens.

 

The slipper sox are awesome

The teabag is just right

The oatmeal pack for any day

Is breakfast out of sight.

 

Whoever filled the bags up,

My heart goes out to you.

And I will tell you once again,

Thank you, thank you, thank you.