There are some people out there who believe this, I am not one of them. They believe that just because a man or woman signs up to serve their country, city or community in uniform that they should be accepting the fact that they may get abused or attacked in the course of their duties. This is something that is not the case. This is something that I firmly disagree with strongly. The only exception I find to this is when a military person who goes into war. Death and danger is something that is part of what you see.
If you see a paramedic and get punched in the face when you are trying to help someone that you have not signed up for. The same goes for every other member of the uniformed services. Show some respect the next time you see someone in uniform and say #Thankyouforyourservice.
My name is Suze Fricker and I am from London England. I apologise if I have already sent a letter similar to this to you before but I thought that I would double check what I am doing and resend out to all I can find.
In 2016 I started a Thank You campaign for uniformed services to include the following: Police, Military, Fire, Paramedics (EMTs), Life guards, Doctors and Nurses. This came out of my admiration for people who serve their communities, cities and countries in uniform. I know from personal experience due to health or phobias that none of these professions would be suitable for me and so I decided that I would make the effort to thank those who took up the calling.
You who serve in Uniform, no matter what it is do so, so that people like me, who cant serve, are not forced into situations they can not handle. You do so with bravery and courage and make many people feel safe or better for you being around. Despite the negativity that can surround the uniformed services you still go into work the next day and the day after and so on and so forth. You can see the best and worst that life and throw at someone and still find meaning and passion in everything that you do.
So to you, and everyone you serve with, I say Thank You For Your Service.
I would also ask you to let your families know my thanks as well. As Tom Selleck said in Blue Bloods, “Your Family serves just as much as you do”. Which is true. Behind those in uniform there are people who do amazing things including supporting you and being there through the rough times.
One day I hope to be able to thank as many people as I can in person as honestly you make me proud to be a citizen of this planet.
Stay safe, keep well and Thank You For Your Service.
p.s. I am sending this to the top people so that they can disseminate to all who work within. I am a lowly civil servant so I cant afford to send out to every single station etc.
Two years ago when I was unemployed I decided to start saying thank you to the men and women who serve and protect their communities, cities, and country. When I started in 2016 I only had my benefits and that year I used all my benefits for the month of December and I created gift bags for those in uniform who were working Christmas Eve and Christmas day. This included my local fire station, police station, two army barracks and the US Marines based at the embassy. It was not much but I got to show my appreciation for what they do.
In 2017 I used all of my birthday money (aside from what was donated to Grenfell) to send letters to every single police station in the great state of New York. I also continue to, online, find and thank everyone who is open about being in some form of uniform and I say to them #ThankYouForYourService .
But I want to do more. I want to be able to arrange to go and visit places both at home and abroad that serve in uniform. I want to start handcrafting scarves and blankets that represent pride in uniformed services and getting more people involved in showing love and appreciation to those who serve and protect us so that we can sleep at night in our beds. But to do this I need help. So far I have been doing this all on my own. Using my benefits or birthday and Christmas money to keep this going but I need help.
Please find it in your heart to help me this Autistic, Dyslexic with depression and spinal problems so that I can keep up the work that I am doing.
The more that I can get done the more we can show the good work.