Firefighters Respond To Call And Mow Veteran’s Lawn
April 17, 2018
When a call came in about a man experiencing chest pains, a pair of Alabama firefighters responded to the call. The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Department sent them to the home of a 30-year military vet who was having chest pains while mowing his lawn.
A Facebook post from the department explains that after taking the man to the hospital, Firefighter/Paramedic Tommy Carter and FirefighterTimothy Kennedy went back to his home and finished the yard work the veteran started.
"I could tell that he was a kind, gentle, genuine person, and sometimes you meet people like that during this job and they touch your heart," Carter says. "That makes the decision even easier when you meet someone that has that kind of personality."
Source: Fox News
The story behind the 851 pins you saw Sunday night.
During the 2018 ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 15), artist and country music industry members will be wearing gold pins with the numbers 851, 58 and 1. The initiative is a way to honor the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.
It's unclear where the gold pin initiative started, but each number carries its own significance: 851 is for the 851 people injured during the shooting on Oct. 1 at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev.; 58 is for the 58 people who were killed during the tragedy; and 1 represents unity.
"You are with us every single night in every single town," explains a card about the gold pin initiative. "#FansFirst #VegasStrong"
Fans can expect to see many 2018 ACM Awards attendees donning the gold pins, both on the red carpet and during the awards ceremony. Rising star Jillian Jacqueline writes on Instagram that she is "proud" to be part of the movement.
"We can’t go back in time, but we can move forward with resilience. and the healing power of music is going to prove itself again and again," Jacqueline writes. "Life is a precious thing that goes by all too fast ... and when someone’s is taken from them too soon, i can only believe that it’s our responsibility to lift their memory up with love as much as we can."