I have just learned of the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona. The worst loss of life since 9/11 for these brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. I cannot comprehend the devastating loss the community of Prescott is feeling at this time. I only hope that the wildfire they were fighting was caused by natural elements and not by the hand of man for that would truly be unbearable.

I had planned to go down to the lake to celebrate Canada Day tonight, but I think I will pay a visit to the local firehouse instead and say thank-you for everything they do for us.

We must never take them for granted. God bless them all!