Today, I got up from my couch, looked at the VCR clock and said it was 3:43 in the afternoon. Just like the rest of you folks, when I see the numbers 343 on something non-work related, I will think to myself everytime- "How did we lose 343 Firefighters that day? One day? We dont even lose 343 Firefighters in a 4-5 year period. Or sometimes in an entire department history.

I do this on a weekly basis. I past exit # 343 on a major highway, etc. You get the picture, I am sure you do it too.

So, lets please seriously not forget these people. They should be home with their familys next week like they always have every Christmas prior to 2001.

Ok, I am done. Thanks for listening.