Letter to the Editor

Volunteers deserve respect

Saturday, October 23, 2004

To the editor:

I was disappointed to read Randy Morris Jr.'s letter about the volunteer firefighters. I know for a fact that volunteers are true heroes. This is not to say paid firefighters aren't. My father has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 25 years and a fire chief the last four years. Volunteer firefighters are the ones who have families, work full-time jobs and still find time to save people's lives and homes. They put their lives on the line for people they don't even know. They commit such heroic acts and don't even get paid for it. Volunteer firefighters do it just for the satisfaction of helping others. Volunteers of all sorts deserve the most respect. Volunteers are truly angels in disguise.

LAURA E. MATLOCK, Gordonville