Today's photos from Washington are just general views to allow those of you that were unable able to attend to see what you missed. As we approached (almost late I may add) the two ladder trucks with the American flag in between was the first thing we seen. And yes for anyone wondering as I walked by them with my Deputy Chief from work I did ask him if we could get some that bend in the middle. I don't need to tell you his answer do I ? The second photo is standing in front of the station (on the right) looking up the street (the flag and trucks are behind me).
Once there I found many friends some I met when Jack suffered his injury, others I have know for years because of Jack and then just the ones I have known forever. It made the day that much better to be able to catch up with these guys, there is a reason they were Jacks friends, they are just good people. If you are reading this Elliott, it was great seeing you, it has been a long time.
Did I mention yesterday that it was very hot in the District on Saturday? The D.C . firefighter's were told to drop their dress coats. My Deputy kept his on he is the boss and he is older than me if he can do it then I can do it. Not to mention anyone that knew Jackson knows that he loved the uniform and wearing it properly and at the right times. This move almost cost me an embarrassing moment as I went through a dizzy spell and searched for shade and more water. Thanks for looking out Jimmy but I am still a hard head and would never admitt I was hurting.
As the week continues so will photographs from this great event. I will detail more information each day and plan a day of some of the rigs that sat around the area for those of you that like fire trucks. I also noticed that I had a number of hits for people looking for WEFR's Child's Dream weekend photographs, I promise that I will get some of them up next week.
By the time I get done rambling on I have no idea what I typed. I don't look back and check it that way I am surprised when I read it just like you.