Today is the second annual “Thank First Responders” Day, a movement that was created after four Lakewood police officers were gunned down inside a Parkland coffee shop two years ago.
“Unfortunately it seems that the community only recognizes the brave and generous acts of our First Responders when tragedy occurs,” a statement on the Thank First Responders website reads. “We shouldn’t need something terrible to happen for us to realize how fortunate we are to have such well trained men and women there for us every single moment of life!”
The idea is for a group of friends, students, coworkers or community members to get together and adopt a police or fire station.
“Make home-made treats, a thank you card, a poster, or something else that shows your appreciation,” according to the “Thank First Responders” website.
More than 60 groups have signed up to participate today.