Courage

8 Jun

I would not have believed it if I hadn’t seen it. A passenger-sized, multi-engined aircraft. Remember the old DC10 with the third engine in the base of the tail assembly? That’s it. That’s what is coming straight at the camera after releasing the orange fire retardant.

Wave and say “Thank You!” to the crew when it pulls up and banks sharply to the right. Airborne acrobatics! Amazing human ability! Stunning skill! All to save your house or mine, your life or mine.

Does anyone care, at the moment, if the crew is black or white? Straight or gay? Republican or Democrat? All female? Does it really matter? Only to people whose bigotry is as bold as the crew’s courage.

4 Responses to “Courage”

  1. Nancy Jackson June 8, 2020 at 6:32 am #

    Courage is exactly right! Your picture and message brought me to tears. The crew’s courage and selflessness will inspire me today.

    • AZWriter June 8, 2020 at 3:57 pm #

      So glad it was meaningful. Hope you are ok and safe. Sue sends her greeting.

  2. elynnea June 8, 2020 at 7:49 am #

    You need to send these photos to the news people. They have nothing to show!

  3. gz June 8, 2020 at 8:07 am #

    Excellent photo and statement.

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