Courage, Devotion to Duty, and Skill in Battle: Honoring Those Who Save Lives and Protect Property

Courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. Those words rang true from General Eisenhower’s D-Day Statement to Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force on June 6, 1944.

And those same words are true today as we honor the many brave and dedicated who continue to fight the battle to save lives and protect property, whether serving in the military somewhere around the world or serving in the fire department in our communities here at home.

Watch this video of FDNY’s bravest as they are honored on Medal Day, June 6, 2012, for their incredible actions that saved numerous lives at a fire in Brooklyn on March 13, 2011.

Read here Billy G’s ( thoughts on “risk vs. benefit” and why it’s so important for the community, even in tough economical times, to have the right firefighting response ready and available.

Take a look at Bill Carey’s (Backstep Firefighter) breakdown of FDNY’s Engine 201 and Ladder 114’s actions at the 3-Alarm Brooklyn fire.

Visit Command Posts for D-Day survivor interviews, Eisenhower stories, and D-Day pictures from 1944 to today to remember the courage, devotion, and skill of our soldiers, sailors, and airmen in World War II.

Thank you to ALL who serve and fight the hard battles every day, anytime and anywhere.