May 19th was chosen as a day to start the daily habit of appreciating the people that often are taken for granted. People that make the decision to run toward what most run away from.
Showing gratitude to those that follow that calling is something we all should do every day. Each year May 19th is a day to remind us to do that.

We have National Police Week to honor those that have fallen in the line of duty. Any week that May 15th, Peace Officers Memorial Day, lands in. http://policeweek.org/

We have National EMS week to honor those that provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line” on the 3rd week in May. http://www.acep.org/emsweek/

We have National Fire Fighters Day on May 4th, is a day that current and past Fire Fighters are thanked for the protection they provide. http://www.firefightersday.org/

We haven’t set aside a day or week for Search And Rescue yet, but they are a major part of the community that we honor on National Thank You Day. http://www.nasar.org/

While we recognize them individually during their weeks and days, May 19th is a day to honor all of them together on the same day.

As Randy Pausch said in The Last Lecture: “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other”

National Thank You Day to Honor First Responders is exactly 3 months away! It was so much fun last year we want to have even more fun this year!

Mark your calendars for May 19th and start making plans on what you’ll do this year to show appreciation to some amazing men and women who look out for all the rest of us.
Thanking Police officers, Paramedics, Fire Fighters and Search and Rescue is something we should be doing every day but May 19th is the day that’s set aside to start that daily habit every year.

Stay tuned for a replay of all the photos from years past of the thank yous that have been delivered. An “idea a day” will start up soon so stay tuned. ;-)

Preparing for National Thank You Day to Honor First Responders on May 19th starts now!!

Now that the holidays of the last 2 months have been completed and the New Year is off to a roll, we have exactly 4 months to pull off an amazing National Thank You Day to Honor First Responders for 2015!

Creating a national day to show appreciation to the men and women that put their lives on the line to protect and save ours is pretty exciting! It’s almost like the idea is spreading like wildfire and many others out there have decided to create a day of their own! Some are thanking the Police only and some are thanking all First Responders. It’s pretty exciting that we all are on the same page that a day like this should have been on calendars all along. Now we just need to connect with each other to share our ideas and connections, and work together to make this day a reality.

Every one of us has our reasons why we chose specific dates, and we have had events or thoughts that inspired our idea to thank these people. Let’s share our ideas and pool our efforts. We’ll make a powerful team! The saying “United we stand, divided we fall” fully applies here.

Let’s all not give up what we each have started so far, and keep on doing what we are doing until the group effort has been realized.

In the mean time, May 19th is right there in front of us! 2015 will be the 6th year of National Thank You Day to Honor First Responders! Let’s have fun with it!!!

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