2016 Saxton Volunteer Fire Company

504 8th Street, Saxton, PA 16678


October 18, 2016

Reposted from First Responders Task Force's Facebook Page


My father was a fireman. 
He drove a big red truck 
and when he'd go to work each day 
he'd say, "Mother wish me luck." 
Then Dad would not come home again 
'til sometime the next day. 

But the thing that bothered me the most 
was the thing's some folks would say, 
"A fireman's life is easy, 
he eats and sleeps and plays, 
and sometimes he wont fight a fire 
for days and days." 

When I first heard these words 
I was too young to understand 
but I knew when people had trouble 
Dad was there to lend a hand. 
then my father went to work one day 
and kissed us all goodbye 
but little did we realize 
that night we all would cry. 

My father lost his life that night 
when the floor gave way below 
and I'd wondered why he'd risk his life 
for someone he did not know. 
But now I truly realize 
the greatest gift a man can give 
is to lay his life upon the line 
so that someone else might live. 

So as we go from day to day 
and we pray to God above 
say a prayer for your local fireman. 
He may save the one's you love.





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