Let me introduce you to a firefighter I met on 9/10/06. He’s a big guy, tall, strong. He’s called “Big Tom” but his name is Louis Thompson. He’s been a firefighter for 38 years and will retire fourteen working days from 9/10.
He has one baby granddaughter who likes to chew on her hand. And a daughter and son-in-law who came to church to see him honored as a firefighter.
He’s been working as a firefighter for 38 years. He went to work back in 1968.
I was just a little girl when he went to work. And he’s been working hard all these years.
Thank you, Mr. Thompson.