While deciding where to ride through the very busy streets of Las Vegas, I discovered that The Kindness Bus was parked just a few blocks from the Firefighters Memorial Park. This park honors the seven Firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It also honors the 343 Firefighters who perished in NYC on 9/11.
While walking through this memorial, I came upon this following poem which honors all fallen Firefighters.
When I am called to duty, God
wherever flames may rage.
Give me strength to save some life,
whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child before it is too late,
or save an older person from a most uncertain fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
And if according to my fate,
my days should come to end,
please bless with your protecting hand,
my family and my friends.