Weekly Honor Posts
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Sunday, September 5
On August 9, 2021 Sgt. Clark had just finished getting ready for shift when he heard the call for help go out. Sgt. Clark lives across from a pond and the call involved a dog that was drowning in the pond. When Sgt. Clark went to investigate he saw the dog bobbing up and down and struggling to get out of the water.
Sgt. Clark without hesitation took off his vest and duty weapon and jumped in the lake to save the dog. Sammy the Schnauzer is reunited with his family resting and recovering.
“Not very many people would’ve done that, you have got to hand it to Sgt. Clark and the police department for really going above and beyond the call of duty”-Allen Nolan, greatful owner of Sammy.
Nice work Sgt. Clark and we appreciate you sir.
Monday, September 6
Today’s (Labor Day) #Honor post goes to RN Binta Diallo for being in the right place at the most critical times.
RN Diallo is an RN within the Intensive Care Unit at UNC Hospitals. On August 2, 2021 she found herself in the right place at the right time. While shopping at a local market near the bakery a frantic woman ran into the store holding a baby who was in obvious distress. The baby was bleeding and not breathing. RN Diallo rushed the baby to the front of the store to be in a better position for responding medics. RN Diallo began CPR and performed rescue breaths until EMT’s arrived.
RN Diallo has a non profit called “Save a Life” in West Africa that teaches CPR to residents in case of an emergency.
Nice work RN Diallo and we appreciate you.
Thank you to all nurses, EMT’s, police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, dispatchers, hospital staff and all essential workers on this Labor Day 2021-YOU ARE APPRECIATED.
Tuesday, September 7
On July 7, 2021 Off. Kennedy responded to Lenox Avenue in the 28th district on a report of a stabbing. When he arrived he located the victim who was experiencing significant blood loss. With no time to spare and without EMS on scene Off. Kennedy improvised to save time and ultimately a life.
Instructing a bystander to get him a bag of chips and tape, Off. Kennedy was able to cover the wound with the bag and stop the blood loss. Medics arrived and transported the man to a hospital for further treatment.
Off. Kennedy is a hero who was quick to the scene, quick to render aid and quick to find a solution. You sir are appreciated.
Wednesday, September 8
Today’s (September 8th) #Honor post goes to USMC Marines Jason Thomas and Dave Karnes for heroism nearly 20 years ago that will always be remembered.
On September 11, 2001 these two Marines who did not know each other prior jumped into action when the need arose. As the WTC was attacked these two heroes rushed in to find any survivors.
Both Thomas and Karnes located two Port Authority Police Officers that were buried in rubble 20 feet below. The actions of Marine Thomas and Marine Karnes resulted in saving two strangers while being strangers to each other before that day.
Once a Marine always a Marine and once a Hero always a Hero. Let us never forget the sacrifices made the day of 9/11.
Thursday, September 9
Today’s (September 9) #Honor post goes to our United States Military members all over the world. Let us continue to pray for them and encourage them as they stand for all of us.
The men and women who serve and defend our country are tasked to do so much. They are asked to help with natural disasters, quell civil disobedience, provide support when called upon with at times now knowing the end plan.
Let us lift all of them in prayer, pray for safety and pray that they feel a peace and ask for a hedge of protection as they serve.
“I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: My plan will take place, and I will do all My will”-Isaiah 46:10.
Friday, September 10
Today’s (September 10) #Honor post goes to our deployed United States Military members all over the world.
In a world of unknown threat, unsteady alliances and the constant fear of the unknown return home we keep our military members in our prayers.
“Be strong and courageous, Do not be afraid or terrified because of them. The Lord your God goes with you. HE will never leave you nor forsake you”-Deuteronomy 31:6
Saturday, September 11
Today’s (September 11) #Honor post goes to all the victims and their families from the dreadful day 20 years ago.
On September 11, 2001 our country and world changed. The attack that day shook the core of all Americans and united all to come together for the sake of the lives lost.
On September 12, 2001 there was a sense of unity, love for each other, support and sorrow. The day after 9/11 and subsequent years since give us all a choice between good and evil and how to honor the fallen.
We encourage all to remember, honor and carry on the legacy of all the lives lost. The best way to honor the fallen is to Never Forget, Always Remember and continue to Fight For Each Other to honor the lives lost on 9/11.