As Sept. 11 approaches, it is important to honor those who died on 9/11 and thank first responders -- police officers, firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) technicians -- who continue to protect our communities.
Every year since that tragic day in 2001, employees at Cash Express stores across Kentucky and Tennessee and throughout the nation have visited first responders in early September to make a simple, yet thoughtful gesture. They have delivered cakes to police and fire stations.
This year, at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, employees from the Cash Express store at 1109 Madison St. will deliver cakes to 30 EMS technicians at the EMS district office, 119 Frank Martin Rd.
Cakes will also be delivered at 8:30 a.m. to law enforcement officers at the police station and sheriff's department on Lane Parkway.
Small gestures can carry big messages. Many Americans feel a sense of thanks and respect for first responders on 9/11. Those tragic events unfortunately remind Americans that life can be too short, so thanks and gratitude are in order to those who serve.