Thank You, First Responders
By Congressman Markwayne Mullin
Our country has been through a lot throughout the past four months. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and violence and rioting in cities across the country, it has been a trying time for everyone. Through all of this, America’s first responders have risen to the occasion for their communities.
Doctors, nurses, and medical professionals have seen the effects of COVID-19 from the frontlines. From testing patients who are experiencing symptoms to providing care for those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, they have faced this challenge head-on without hesitation. Health care workers from Oklahoma have even traveled to some of the hardest hit areas of the country to lend a hand.
Nursing home and long-term care facility employees have also been working hard to care for residents. Many have stepped up while family members are not able to visit because of the pandemic. They have sat with them to keep them company, played games, and even exchanged videos with family members so they could see their loved ones.
Law enforcement officers across the country have also been facing a difficult time. While protecting peaceful protestors and communities from violence, many in the national media have made them out to be the enemy. The men and women of our law enforcement put their lives on the line each day to protect our families and they deserve not only our gratitude, but also our prayers.
First responders have all put in long hours and put themselves in harm’s way in order to keep our communities healthy and safe. We all rely on them so be sure to thank our first responders for all they do for our communities, not just during times of crisis, but every day.
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