I love graduations. Last night, I attended one for 11 new firefighters, who now begin their careers at Lincoln Fire & Rescue. As I congratulated the graduates, I reminded them that they will have an opportunity everyday to make a difference in the community, and instructed them to make the most of that opportunity.
Firefighters have the opportunity and the privilege of helping people virtually every single day, in small ways and large. These rookies are starting down a path that can lead to a fulfilling career and sense of contribution and accomplishment they will look back upon from retirement with pride a few decades from now.
Best wishes to James, Lance, Nate, Jason, Brad, Kyle, Travis, Webster, Amanda, Mat, and Nick, as they begin the journey!