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Heroes Week. Military Appreciation Week.

Seeing all the fires going on here in Southern California, I have to give a shout to these heroes who expose their lives for our safety.  Here are some pictures from the L.A. Times:

U.S. Forest Service firefighters race to battle the Station fire as it jumps Angeles Crest Highway in the Angeles National Forest. The blaze spread Thursday as canyon winds whipped flames into dry brush.

Can you imagine the intesity of the heat and having to carry all that gear?

Gila Hotshots crew from New Mexico walk down Newman Point to cut fire lines.


Firefighter Mathew Rodgers naps after a night shift battling the Morris fire.

Long night on the fire line

(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times / August 26, 2009)
Firefighter Mathew Rodgers naps after a night shift battling the Morris fire.


the fires have claimed two firefighters this week.   This from the L.A.Times:

Two firefighters were killed when they drove off the side of a treacherous road in the Mt. Gleason area, south of Acton, around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, said Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief Mike Bryant. They were later identified as Arnaldo Quinones, 35, of Palmdale and Ted Hall, 47, of San Bernardino County.

“This accident is tragic,” Bryant said, choking up as he spoke Sunday evening. “This is a very difficult time for L.A. County Fire Department and the men and women that serve day in, day out.”

So far the fires have covered 85,000 acres.   Our thoughts and prayers to all the firefighters.

 Back in June, The Dodgers had Heroes week honoring Police and Firefighters.  This week is Military Appreciation Week.  

August 31…Navy Night

Sept 1……. Air Force Night

Sept  2….. .Army Night

Sept 3……. Marine Night

Sept 4……..Military Appreciation Night-Friday Night Fireworks.  Not sure this will happen with all the fires around.    

NOTE:  There will be a Blood Drive at Dodger Stadium September 11.  The Dodgers will be in San Francisco.   The booster club will be at the stadium recruiting volunteers.  I will be at the Top Deck Tuesday September 2nd recruiting!  Stop by and sign up anytime this week!  

Randy Wolf goes for career win #100 tonight!  Good Luck Randy!   


Photo taken Saturday afternoon by Dodger fan Kelly McFadden



Memorial Day: Blood of heroes never dies

I lost my original post as a result of having trouble with the computer so better late than never.

Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day.  

Thank you to all that have given the ultimate sacrifice and for those that are currently serving in the military.  God bless you all! You are our true heroes !

I was wondering why all the red baseball hats then Vin explained it that all MLB teams were wearing.  Then he recited a poem  written by Moina Michael titled “We Shall Keep the Faith.” that was in reply to the poem “Flanders Fields.”  We love you Vin Scully!

The second of three stanzas of this poem reads:

 We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.
I wonder how you all feel about the red hats. They will wear them again on 7/4 & 9/11.  Dodgers will be in San Diego for 7/4 & in SF for 9/11.   No way would I wear a red hat,   people might think that I am an …Angel fan.  Perish that thought.   I would have preferred a patch or a red white and blue logo. 


Two more days before I fly to Chicago for my first trip to Wrigley!!

 Update on Manny:  He is working out at Dodger Stadium while the team is away.